ERIC Number: EJ937278
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
Look beyond Textbooks: Information Literacy for First-Year Science Students
Wong, Gabrielle K. W.
Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, n65 Spr 2011
This paper describes classroom activities to help students understand the publication cycle and the characteristics of major publication channels (textbooks, books, encyclopedias, and periodicals) for first-year physics students. When designing these activities, the author considered the intellectual development characteristics and the epistemological view of first-year students. These activities help students appreciate how information is refined and repackaged along the publication cycle. Through understanding the varieties of information sources, they learn how to choose the appropriate sources to meet their information needs. Although the activities were created for physics students, they can easily be modified for students in other fields of study.
Descriptors: Information Needs, Class Activities, Learning Activities, Textbooks, Physics, Encyclopedias, Information Sources, Information Literacy, Intellectual Development, Library Science, Epistemology, Critical Thinking, Librarians, College Science, College Students, College Freshmen, College Curriculum, Lifelong Learning, Reflection, Books, Journal Articles
Science and Technology Section, Association of College and Research Libraries. 50 East Huron Street, Chicago, IL 60611. Web site: http://www.istl.org
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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