Focus on the Figures
Reading scientific literature without considering figures is like buying expensive concert tickets, standing in line for hours to get THE best spot, and then walking out without seeing the performance. Figures in scientific literature are not embellishments; they are THE main event. However, our abilities to value and read figures vary. “[S]tudents often learn content they do not yet understand from representations they do not yet understand.” (Rau, 2017)
In this session we will explore data-driven, assessable strategies to support i) science majors learning to critically read scientific figures in texts and discipline-specific literature, and ii) non-science majors learning to critically read scientific figures (towards science-literate citizens).
Facilitated by Dr. Judy Jenkins