Discovering research & Communicating Science: Librarians Facilitating STEM Learning in a Credit-bearing Course
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Title: Discovering research & Communicating Science: Librarians Facilitating STEM Learning in a Credit-bearing Course
Physical Description: Conference Papers
Creator: American Library Association (ALA) ( Conference )
Johnson, Margeaux
Buhler, Amy
Wrublewski, Donna
Gonzalez, Sara
Publication Date: June 25, 2012
Subjects / Keywords: Information Literacy Instruction
Abstract: In 2006, Science & Technology librarians at the Marston Science Library envisioned a course that would illuminate the world of scientific research for undergraduate students. The goal of the course is to prepare nascent researchers to think critically, ethically, and holistically about approaches to research in their respective STEM fields. It prepares undergraduates interested in pursuing a Ph.D. or a professional degree in STEM disciplines with the information literacy skills, research skills, and understanding of scientific communication necessary for research success. While undergraduates are often prepared to begin graduate level research from a content perspective, they may lack the integrated information research skills and understanding of scientific communication necessary to initiate self-directed and proactive research agendas. This course empowers students through familiarizing them with scientific information sources,funding processes, and publication and presentation practices. It also helps facilitate their search for research mentors by introducing them to STEM faculty, who are invited to give guest lectures throughout the semester. The development and refinement of the Honors course IDH3931 Discovering Research & Communicating Science serves as a model for other programs hoping to educate tomorrow’s science professionals. The 3-credit course is co-taught by a team that includes a librarian with a Ph.D. in a STEM discipline and a librarian with instructional design experience.
Acquisition: Collected for University of Florida's Institutional Repository by the UFIR Self-Submittal tool. Submitted by Margeaux Johnson.
Publication Status: Published
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Source Institution: University of Florida Institutional Repository
Holding Location: University of Florida
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Librarians Facilitating STEM Learning in a Credit Bearing Course Introduction Learning Objectives Assignments Evaluation Weekly Course Schedule "The research techniques and skills I learned in this class have really helped me stand out on my research team. My Principal Investigator was so impressed with my experience that she asked me to edit many of our articles and present literature reviews to the team. I am very appreciative for the experience I had in this class." Fall 2010 Student on how to find a research position led me to the lab I've been working in since the fall of my sophomore year. Fall 2006 Student overall understanding of the components that go into academic research. Turns out it's not just lab work! I found all of the topics helpful, especially Fall 2006 Student did not realize how important research experience is, but now I am fortunate enough to not only realize this fact, but also have the opportunity to be involved in a field of study I enjoy! So thank you all very Fall 2010 Student