ERIC Number: EJ1064853
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Nov
Abstractor: As Provided
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Information Literacy Instruction and Assessment in an Honors College Science Fundamentals Course
Johnson, Corey M.; Anelli, Carol M.; Galbraith, Betty J.; Green, Kimberly A.
College & Research Libraries, v72 n6 p533-547 Nov 2011
The Washington State University Honors College course, UH 290, "Science as a Way of Knowing," engages freshmen in scientific inquiry and scholarly literature research. The UH 290 instructor, a learning design consultant, and two librarians collaborated to develop and deliver the course's information literacy curriculum. The team used student surveys, research blogs, case studies, library instruction sessions, homework problem sets and exams. Students gained from scaffolded instruction including hands-on practice activities and feedback; embedded assessments informed adjustments to the course syllabus and activities. This case study details the progressively improved use of this approach and these tools over two semesters.
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Honors Curriculum, Universities, Scientific Research, Case Studies, Course Descriptions, Science Education, College Freshmen, Feedback (Response), Instructional Design, Student Surveys, Homework, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Learning Activities, Student Evaluation, Biology, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Assignments, Librarians, Consultants, Cooperation, Science Tests, Electronic Publishing
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Washington