Teaching the Scientific Literature Review: Collaborative Lessons for Guided Inquiry, 2/e (Libraries Unlimited Guided Inquiry)
Randell K. Schmidt, Maureen M. Smyth, and Virginia K. Kowalski
174 pages • 8½ x 11
Year Published: 2014
A comprehensive, step-by-step curriculum for performing and writing scientific literature reviews that aligns to the Common Core State Standards and reflects the guided inquiry design process.
An essential resource for teachers and librarians who work with students in the later high school years through college and graduate school levels, this book explains and simplifies the scholarly task of researching and writing a scientific literature review.
This thoroughly updated and revised follow-up to the popular text Lessons for a Scientific Literature Review: Guiding the Inquiry is designed for pre-collegiate and early collegiate educators in the sciences, high school and college librarians, curriculum directors and common core supervisors, school district leaders, and principals. The book provides step-by-step guidance on instructing students how to perform the necessary research and successfully integrate newly acquired information into a high-quality final product.
In addition, you'll find an emphasis on using quantitative science research reports as well as white papers discussing more theoretical science topics, a student timeline for assignments, and a handout specifically for students working on writing a scientific literature review. More than 20 workshops/lessons that are aligned to standards dealing with digital literacy, information handling, research, and textual interpretations and representation are provided. The book allows you to easily adapt it for use of investigation of subjects in the humanities, and for the teaching of an extended essay.
- Teaches the Information Search Process (ISP) of Carol Kuhlthau through carefully designed workshops that guide students through the inquiry process
- Encourages inquiry into science-based subjects by directing students towards a topic of personal interest linked to those studied in their science class
- Aligns instruction on researching and writing a scientific literature review with the Common Core State Standards
- Covers use of databases, general press articles, peer-reviewed studies, white papers, and creating tables, charts, and graphs