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ERIC Number: EJ775032
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 7
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 18
ISSN: ISSN-1470-8175
Biotechnology Education. Engaging the Learner: Embedding Information Literacy Skills into a Biotechnology Degree
Ward, Helena; Hockey, Julie
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education, v35 n5 p374-380 Sep-Oct 2007
One of the challenges of the Biotechnology industry is keeping up to date with the rapid pace of change and that much of the information, which students learn in their undergraduate studies, will be out of date in a few years. It is therefore crucial that Biotechnology students have the skills to access the relevant information for their studies and critically evaluate the vast volume of information and its sources. By developing information literacy skills, which are part of lifelong learning, Biotechnology graduates are better prepared for their careers. Students also need to understand the issues related to the use of information such as social, political, ethical, and legal implications. This paper will outline the embedding of information literacy skills within the Biotechnology degree at the University of South Australia. Examples of specific activities and their link to assessment will be discussed. (Contains 2 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia