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Simple Ways To Add Active Learning To Your
Simple Ways To Add Active Learning To Your
Simple Ways To Add Active Learning To Your
Simple Ways To Add Active Learning To Your
Simple Ways To Add Active Learning To Your
Simple Ways To Add Active Learning To Your
Simple Ways To Add Active Learning To Your
Simple Ways To Add Active Learning To Your
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  • 1. SIMPLE WAYS TO ADD ACTIVE LEARNING TO YOUR LIBRARY INSTRUCTION
    Annie Downey, Gayla Byerly,
    & Lilly Ramin
  • 2.
  • 3. Why bother?
    UNT used Library Instruction Software for Assessment (LISA)
    Assessed 575 students
    11% could perform a subject search after instruction
    Added a worksheet to instruction
    Success rate increased to 38
    Other studies prove it works as well
  • 4. Design for Active Learning
    1. Experience
    Activity that brings the student’s experience into the teaching situation
    Ex: worksheet
    2. Practice
    Activity where the student is provided an opportunity to demonstrate their understanding of the new information
    Ex: Assessment with LISA
    3. Application
    Opportunity to apply the information to a new situation
    Ex: Research paper assignment
  • 5. Why it works
    Students take an active role in learning
    Students are more engaged
    Students feel more comfortable participating and asking questions
    Takes into account that learning is a process
    Facilitates assessment
    Learning is demonstrated to the learner BY the learner
    Facilitates teacher learning
    Different learning styles and domains can be accommodated and addressed
    Learning becomes personally meaningful
  • 6. Why it’s hard
    Requires teacher to take risks
    Can feel chaotic and like classroom control has been lost
    Strict time limits
    We have a lot of content we want to cover
  • 7. Simple Strategies
    Honor Silence!!!
    Expect participation
    Give students time to think
    When students answer questions, reward them
    Make contact with students that look interested
    Allow time for informal questions at the end
  • 8. Worksheets
    Individually or in groups
    Short and simple
    Customized for a specific subject area or audience
  • 9. Group Search
    Divide into groups of four
    Assign each group member with a role
    Leader
    Searcher
    Recorder
    Reporter
    Assign each group a searching task
  • 10. Deck of Cards Boolean
    Give each student a card
    Ask students to hold up cards that meet specific criteria to illustrate Boolean concepts
    Explain the concepts as the

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