Students Evaluation Skills: December 2010 Archives
Two related blog posts:
Using the 'arsenic bacteria' story as a teaching moment for undergraduates
"This story provides a unique teaching opportunity for faculty and librarians to discuss the issues of peer review and scientific communication with undergraduate students. First, you have scientists on record saying that basically, the peer review system didn't work as well as we'd like... Second, you have the controversy about where scientific debate should take place."
"...Precisely because it is so perfectly science-librarianish. It combines an interest and fascination with science and the scientific method with the drive to carry out one of the core missions of the academic librarian. That would be what we call Information Literacy instruction. In other words, helping faculty teach their students about the process of scholarly communication in the sciences...Picking up a bit where she left off, I started to think in a bit more detail about how I could use the issue as kind of a case study in scientific communications and the media in the 21st century." This post includes links to stories that trace the evolution of the story...