Developing Research Savvy Students
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Lunch provided; register early.
In a 2008 survey, Fairfield freshmen performed significantly below (5% or worse) peers at 39 small liberal arts colleges in 17 of 21 multiple choice questions on terms (like “peer reviewed” or “primary/secondary sources”), strategies and ways to evaluate sources. They reported less experience using search engines, databases, catalogs, and print journals. Best practices show that the skills needed can not be learned in one or two semesters of any single course; they require a joint effort focused on giving all students a vital lifelong learning skill. Join us to discuss how to integrate work across the entire core, and within majors, so that our students learn to be information literate--in personal, professional and civic life. Facilitated by Jessica McCullough, DiMenna-Nyselius Library Reference Librarian
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