Inciting Curiosity and Creating Meaning: Teaching Information Evaluation through the Lens of ‘Bad Science’
Ability to evaluate information is a critical component of information literacy. This article provides strategies for engaging students in learning about information evaluation in the contexts of the scientific publication cycle and communication in the digital age. Also included are recent findings regarding undergraduate student research behavior and ideas for integrating constructivist learning theory in order to develop effective learning activities that encourage curiosity and critical thinking.
constructivist learning theory, information evaluation, information literacy instruction, undergraduate students
Date of this Version
Riehle, Catherine Fraser, "Inciting Curiosity and Creating Meaning: Teaching Information Evaluation through the Lens of ‘Bad Science’" (2012). Libraries Faculty and Staff Scholarship and Research. Paper 17.
This is an electronic version of an article published in Public Services Quarterly, vol. 8, issue 3. Available online at: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/15228959.2012.702598 .