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“ A college is an institution that exists to provide instruction.” Robert B. Barr and John Tagg, “From Teaching to Learning – A New Paradigm for Undergraduate Education” in Change , vol 27, Nov/Dec 1995, p.12-25 to…. “A college is an institution that exists to produce learning .”
Shifts in Higher Ed National Leadership Council and Association of American Colleges and Universities (2007) College Learning for the New Global Century: A Report from the National Leadership Council for Liberal Education & America's Promise
2008 Horizon Report by the Educause Learning Initiative and the New Media Consortium
Focus, develop, and organize claims and backing (evidence) to flesh out an argument.
Distinguish between popular and scholarly sources; evaluate the credibility of sources
Show an understanding of the principles of ethical and accurate documentation, and practice using a standard format for citing sources
University of Minnesota’s outcomes for first-year composition courses
“ Students’ interpretive and evaluative skills have not kept pace with [the] information explosion. They can Google ―facts and information, but if they don‘t understand how knowledge is created and how information is interpreted, then how can they assess what they Google?” University of Minnesota’s Council on Liberal Education, Draft Report, 10/07
What do our students need in order to find a few books and articles for their paper?" OLD PARADIGM QUESTION Our Answer: THE GUEST LECTURE & THE ONE-SHOT WORKSHOP
What do our students need in order to navigate the world of information for the rest of their lives?" NEW PARADIGM QUESTION William Badke from Trinity Western University Our Answer: INFORMATION LITERACY EMBEDDED INTO THE CURRICULUM
Common model for who is responsible for “instruction”
Assign a liaison to teach who is:
responsible for many, many other things
not someone who entered into this profession thinking teaching would be part of their responsibilities
not someone who has received any training or coursework in teaching and learning
not a teacher
not an instructional designer
not expected (or perhaps even allowed) to collaborate with colleagues in the design/teaching/assessment
not evaluated on learner outcomes during performance reviews or tenure process
Common Model for Teaching in Libraries Lecture…. Demo…. Hands-on
If we’re operating out of the new Learner Paradigm , the one-shot has to change The New Question: What do our students need in order to navigate the world of information for the rest of their lives?
One-shot in the new paradigm Release time for Subject Matter Expert (SME) collaborations with instructional designers Needs assessment Professional development for all liaisons with info lit responsibilities Graduate students for direct delivery E-learning and Library Performance Support System developers Assessment Strategies Changes in performance evaluations Develop plug-n-play learning modules & worksheets Hire instructional designers Learner-centered instructional design
How committed to moving the one-shot to the new paradigm do we want to be?