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Constructivist frameworks for information literacy and research ethics can be developed and nurtured in the context of an interdisciplinary course. Using the frameworks of two disciplines, students went on an experiential journey in support of ethics foundations through guest lectures and active learning exercises. This study describes the development and content of the responsible conduct of research and information literacy modules and discusses the role of each in an interdisciplinary course. Learning goals for both modules were evaluated by examining student responses in a free-writing exercise at the end of the semester, concluding with a discussion of the structural and concept similarities and implications for generalization of skills.


Leonard, A. E., & Hillstrom, J. E. (2016). Inducing Application of Interdisciplinary Frameworks: Experiences from the Domains of Information Literacy and Responsible Conduct of Research. In Interdisciplinary Pedagogy for STEM (pp. 57-83). Palgrave Macmillan US, reproduced with permission of Palgrave Macmillan

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