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4A: Follow-up discussion to plenary session


With Kari Lock Morgan (Pennsylvania State University)


Abstract

In the plenary address preceding this session, I will give my thoughts on teaching introductory students how to evaluate evidence, including what I think introductory students really need to know about evaluating evidence, and ideas for how to teach these topics.  In this breakout session, I will open these questions up for more collaborative discussion and debate.  In particular, we will welcome participants' thoughts on the following questions:

• What do introductory students need to know about evaluating evidence?
• How might we better help students understand these topics? (where "these topics" will depend on the collective answers to the first question)
• (time permitting) What else do undergraduate majors need to know about evaluating evidence?