A Guide to Teaching Information Literacy: 101 Practical Tips by Helen Conroy, Jo Webb

By Helen Conroy, Jo Webb

The position of the librarian more and more includes providing details literacy utilizing various educating tools, from supplying induction classes to casual one-to-one aid on a day by day foundation. even supposing this is often more and more famous, many practitioners don't have educating skills and are frequently left to fulfil a task for which they believe ill-equipped. even if they do have instructing skills, those are frequently received from mainstream classes that don't consistently safely deal with the supply of data literacy. This ebook is a much-needed sourcebook to help library employees within the supply of data literacy educating, by way of supplying sensible information on attempted and demonstrated principles and strategies for classes. choked with tricks and assistance grounded in studying concept, it's a functional reference software designed to be dipped into as wanted whilst making plans educating and coaching. the place appropriate the actions are mapped to types of data literacy, with tips on adapting rules for various degrees and contexts. recommendation is given on actions within the following components equivalent to: designing periods; getting ready periods; providing classes; kinds of classes; instructing through subject; developing instructing / help fabrics; assessing studying; comparing educating periods; and, e-learning. This easy-to-use publication is a useful resource of idea for any librarian fascinated about instructing info literacy, whether or not they are new to instructing or skilled yet looking for clean rules.

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Ppt Explains, summarizes, paraphrases, interprets. . uses in new situation, manipulates, develops. . Evaluates relevancy, analyses relationships, discerns. . Judges, sets criteria, decides, Integrates prioritizes, information, classifies. . produces new whole, combines, Evaluation reorganizes. . 6 Synthesis 5 Analysis 4 deep Application 3 Comprehension 2 Remembers, recalls, lists, knowledge reproduces, Reproduction 1 defines. . autonomy surface With information literacy teaching, you will normally want to guide your student to the higher levels of Bloom’s taxonomy, beyond simply memorizing and repeating information to evaluating and synthesizing information.

Which techniques did you find hard/easy to use? — How will this improve your searching in future? ’ • Questions to avoid: — Closed questions, such as those that can only have a very short or yes/no answer. ’). However, if the learner is really struggling to identify issues themselves, leading questions may be appropriate. ❢ Watch out • Bear in mind that many people are not used to reflecting on their experiences and may need guidance. It can be helpful to prepare a writing frame – a template with suitable headings for prompts.

Secondly, the Evaluation level of the model relates to the learner’s ability to evaluate and determine their own information and knowledge acquisition and use – ultimately the highest level goal of information literacy teaching: creating the ‘independent’ learner. Remember that the learning that takes place at the lower levels is still vital – this provides the foundation for higher-level learning. It is important to understand that your activities need to match the level of learning you want to achieve – there are many examples of courses being taught at high levels, where the assessments are simply asking for information reproduction and 23 PLANNINg thus demonstrating only lower-level learning.

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