Increasing Scientific Literacy in Undergraduate Populations
Sponsored by McGraw-Hill EducationRecorded on 08/27/2019
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Among the challenges today’s college faculty face are perceived decreases in scientific literacy among incoming undergraduate students—including their ability to read, write, and cite scientific literature. One winning formula for increasing scientific literacy among students is a collaborative approach between science faculty and librarians that encourages students to use approved science databases in ways that increase their recognition and use of primary and secondary sources. This panel will focus on case studies where this approach has been successfully used on college campuses such as Bergen Community College in New Jersey where librarian and faculty member Lynn Schott recommends resources that show students what scholarly literature looks like while linking them to primary empirical sources.
The Sidney Silverman Library
Bergen Community College
Christianne Casper, M.L.S., Ed. D.
Instruction & Assessment Librarian
Broward College, South Campus
Bergen Community College, NJ