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  • STEM Pedagogies Workshop

Teaching Students How to Read and Critically Evaluate Scientific Literature


Shaina Rowell

  • 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  • Via Zoom

Event Description

Learning how to critically read and interpret scientific literature is an important skill for students to gain in their education and necessary for their continued success in STEM fields. However, as instructors, we must recognize that this is a new kind of writing that students may be unfamiliar reading or evaluating. In this advanced-level workshop for graduate students and postdocs, we will discuss strategies to scaffold student learning including technology to help students learn to annotate as they read, in-class activities to help students build critical reading skills, and individual and group assignments to help students learn to read and understand scientific literature.

This workshop will take place via Zoom. A link to the Zoom session will be sent out with the reminder email the day before the workshop. Attendees must participate in the entire workshop to get credit towards the Professional Development in Teaching Program.

Note that this workshop is geared towards teaching in STEM disciplines. If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Shaina Rowell, Assistant Director, The Center for Teaching and Learning.