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  • 1. Directions in Information Literacy Alan Carbery twitter: @acarbery Blog:
  • 2. Information Literacy Through Inquiry: Teaching IL using PBL & POGIL
  • 3. Creativity in the Classroom
  • 4. By using non-traditional teaching and learning methods, we can create a dynamic and engaging learning environment for our users - and us as teachers
  • 5. Students play a key role in the learning process
  • 6. Students attend IL sessions with valid information- seeking experiences & preconceived ideas about their information behaviors
  • 7. By exposing students‟ to their IL assumptions, we can create a contextual & meaningful learning experience
  • 8. Guided inquiry is planned, targeted, supervisedintervention at critical points in the inquiry process that fosters deep personal learning (Kuhlthau, 2010, pp. 4)
  • 9. We should teach IL as aprocess, not as a product
  • 10. „I wouldn’t have thought to brainstorm my topic before now, but I will try to from now on‟ Student Feedback
  • 11. During the brainstorming,I noticed a shift fromhazy, abstract anduncertainty, towardssome clearer idea of thetopic at hand.
  • 12. A 2011 study by Holman states that IL teachingshould not focus on teaching students to conduct complex database searching
  • 13. Instead, problem-solving methods should be used to highlight ineffective search strategies and provide learning opportunities to tackle these problems.
  • 14. Assessment & Information Literacy
  • 15. “Perhaps if the trigger itself was linked to aproject, & you were able to tie-in & actuallydemonstrably show, based on evidence, how itactually worked in practice” Peer Observer Feedback
  • 16. In the 2011 ANCIL report, Secker and Coonanrecognized the difficulty in summatively assessingIL, but offer techniques such as peer assessmentand reflection as key elements.
  • 17. eLearning & Information Literacy
  • 18. Online & hybrid Learning is listed as one of the ACRL‟s top trends in academic libraries for 2012 ACRL Research Planning & Review Committee (2012)
  • 19. Online tools and platforms, like MOOCs now, add to our skill set and extend how we teach … Butwhen deployed wisely and carefully, have the potential to enhance the great things the academy offers CHE (2012), What‟s the matter with MOOCs?
  • 20. Online IL elements offer useful reinforcement forstudents who need immediate help at a specific time (such as an approaching essay deadline) Secker & Coonan, 2011, ANCIL
  • 21. A Teaching (Librarian) Identity
  • 22. I don‟t recall ever having similar discussions with students in any previous IL session before this. Immediately I feel like my teaching experience has been enriched and enhanced
  • 23. “The most challenging aspect of incorporatingPBL into one‟s teaching repertoire is taking on the role of guide, facilitator or tutor...
  • 24. As the learning activity becomes user-centered, the librarian must step aside to allow the students to take responsibility for their own learning” Kenney, 2008
  • 25. Let’s take a long,(sometimes hard) look inthe mirror