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1 August 2012 Media-Savvy Scientific Literacy: Developing Critical Evaluation Skills by Investigating Scientific Claims
Peggy Brickman, Cara Gormally, Greg Francom, Sarah E. Jardeleza, Virginia G.W. Schutte, Carly Jordan, Lisa Kanizay
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Students must learn content knowledge and develop scientific literacy skills to evaluate and use scientific information in real-world situations. Recognizing the accessibility of scientific information to the average citizen, we developed an instructional approach to help students learn how to judge the quality of claims. We describe a project-based applied learning (PAL) approach that utilizes engaging questions about biological issues relevant to students. Working through these projects, students are challenged to evaluate sources of information and communicate their understanding of scientific claims. We discuss challenges that students encounter and offer suggestions for enacting this approach in a generaleducation college classroom.

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Peggy Brickman, Cara Gormally, Greg Francom, Sarah E. Jardeleza, Virginia G.W. Schutte, Carly Jordan, and Lisa Kanizay "Media-Savvy Scientific Literacy: Developing Critical Evaluation Skills by Investigating Scientific Claims," The American Biology Teacher 74(6), 374-379, (1 August 2012). https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2012.74.6.4
Published: 1 August 2012
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