Presentation Title

Harvesting the Fruits of Research

Location

Room 217

Type of Presentation

Individual paper/presentation (20 minute presentation)

Target Audience

Other

Abstract

The decision of when and how to teach research skills in K-12 levels depends on how skilled the teachers are in the use of these tools. According to David P. Dillard, he states that he has "spoken at length to help desk people at databanks like EBSCO, CSA, and OVID about their need to make selected databases available at no or low cost in K-12 schools and campaign to get teachers to use them." As the level of requirements increase in testing areas, such as the ACT, research skills will certainly be needed to help build better critical thinking and analysis skills. In order to advance the level of skills for graduating high school seniors, we have coordinated with our research librarians at the University of West Florida to extend to area high school teachers and high school librarians the opportunity to take database training. From this training and coordination we will present our latest research and its impact on area high school students.

Presentation Description

In order to advance the level of skills for graduating high school seniors, we have coordinated with our research librarians at the University of West Florida to extend to area high school teachers and high school librarians the opportunity to take database training. From this training and coordination we will present our latest research and its impact on area high school students.

Keywords

Information literacy, Database training, University-secondary education collaboration

Publication Type and Release Option

Presentation (Open Access)

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Sep 25th, 11:30 AM Sep 25th, 12:30 PM

Harvesting the Fruits of Research

Room 217

The decision of when and how to teach research skills in K-12 levels depends on how skilled the teachers are in the use of these tools. According to David P. Dillard, he states that he has "spoken at length to help desk people at databanks like EBSCO, CSA, and OVID about their need to make selected databases available at no or low cost in K-12 schools and campaign to get teachers to use them." As the level of requirements increase in testing areas, such as the ACT, research skills will certainly be needed to help build better critical thinking and analysis skills. In order to advance the level of skills for graduating high school seniors, we have coordinated with our research librarians at the University of West Florida to extend to area high school teachers and high school librarians the opportunity to take database training. From this training and coordination we will present our latest research and its impact on area high school students.