Publication Date

2017

Abstract

This book is an Open Educational Resource (OER). The material in this book was built using material from other openly licensed material as well as material created by the Fall 2017 First Year Seminar Fellows at Plymouth State University. It was designed specifically for Plymouth State University’s First Year Seminar with each section representing one of the six goals of the course.

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Description

Contents

About This Book vii

Introduction 1

Part I. General Education

1. Why General Education? 5

2. Habits of Mind 7

3. Why Gen Ed: The Employer's Perspective 9

4. Gen Ed at PSU 11

5. Overview: Components of PSU's Gen Ed Program 13

6. Description of Components: First Year Experience 15

7. Description of Components: Directions 19

8. Description of Components: Connections 23

9. Resources 27

Part II. Interdisciplinary, Integrative, Integrated

10. Interdisciplinary Thinking 31

11. Integrative Learning 33

12. Integrated Clusters 35

13. Resources 39

Part III. Thinking

14. Critical Thinking 43

15. Design Thinking 45

16. Wicked Problems and Thinking 47

17. Resources 49

Part IV. Focus on Problems

18. Wicked Problems 53

19. Problem-Based Learning 55

20. Resources 57

Part V. Open Labs and Collaborative Learning

21. Open Labs 61

22. Collaborative Learning 63

23. Resources 65

Part VI. Information Literacy

24. What is Information Literacy? 69

25. Four Moves and a Habit 71

26. The 5 Ws 75

27. Ethical Use of Information 81

28. Resources 97

Document Format

Textbook

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Educational Audience

College Lower Division

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