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ERIC Number: EJ846599
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1092-1206
A Physics Professor and a Science Librarian Challenge Non-Majors to Evaluate Science
Iber, Mary; Sherman, Derin
Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, n56 Win 2009
Required science courses can have limited interest from some students. In this article, a physics professor and a science librarian describe methods used to engage non majors in learning about science in a non-threatening way. By evaluating the science on selected web sites, and classifying the sites according to six categories (valid, speculation, controversial, uninformed, misrepresentation, and invalid) and then comparing findings with others in the class, students are simultaneously immersing themselves in practices of the scientific community and gaining critical thinking skills.
Science and Technology Section, Association of College and Research Libraries. 50 East Huron Street, Chicago, IL 60611. Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A