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Science and Technology Section (STS): Information Literacy

Purpose

Hosted by STS-IL members interested in finding ways to connect with colleagues and stay on top of current research in STEM Librarianship, this group will provide a topic, an article citation, and guiding questions to participants. Attendance is open to all - no need to be a member of STS!

During 2022, STS-IL journal club and the STS-IL chat are being run by the same group. Broadly, there will be one of the two events each quarter starting in March.

Upcoming

The next Journal Club will be on March 2, 2022 at 1p (central). We'll be reading:

James, A. B. (2020). A Noteworthy Next Class: Making Learning Objectives Work for You. Communications in Information Literacy, 14 (2), 378–388. https://doi.org/10.15760/comminfolit.2020.14.2.11


Please watch the STS-IL listserv and other similar professional lists for announcements of future events.

Feedback and Suggestions

If you attended a recent journal club, please share your thoughts on the event as well as ideas for future topics via this Google Form. This series is new, so your input will help us grow and align with the needs of all STEM librarians!

2022 Journal Club Topic & Resource Archive

Discussion Article

James, A. B. (2020). A Noteworthy Next Class: Making Learning Objectives Work for You. Communications in Information Literacy, 14 (2), 378–388. https://doi.org/10.15760/comminfolit.2020.14.2.11

Discussion Questions

  • How have you created learning objectives in the past?
  • Where in the process outlined in this article does/should collaboration with faculty occur?
  • Were you familiar with or have you used any of the taxonomies mentioned for assessment? Which resonates with you, and what applications do you see for teaching in STEM in particular?
  • What other pre-planning do you find is critical to successfully conducting a one shot focused on higher-order thinking skills in a STEM course?
  • How do you close the loop with assessment? What assessment techniques have been successful for you?
  • How do you balance the "buttonology" that is typically requested by faculty and this backward design-based planning process to meet student-centered needs?

Resources on taxonomy and design:

Coming soon!

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