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Little and often: exploring the potential of information literacy mini-lessons - Leah Emary, Clare McCluskey & Victoria Watt


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Little and often: exploring the potential of information literacy mini-lessons - Leah Emary, Clare McCluskey & Victoria Watt

  1. 1. Little and often Exploring the potential of information literacy mini lessons Leah Emary, Clare McCluskey, Victoria Watt LILAC, Sheffield Hallam University 24 April 2014
  2. 2. Background • Little and often = bite size • Bite size sessions and learning objects are used at other HE institutions • Born of pragmatism • But is there theory behind it?
  3. 3. Interleaving vs Massing • Kornell and Bjork 2008 – ABC, ABC, ABC vs AAA, BBB, CCC • Spacing (Roediger 2012) • Long 2013 • Pashler 2007
  4. 4. Length on its own is not the key rather Responsiveness and diversity of what we offer
  5. 5. Cepeda, N. et al., 2006. Distributed practice in verbal recall tasks: A review and quantitative synthesis. Psychological Bulletin, 132(3), pp.354–380. Kornell, N. & Bjork, R., 2008. Learning Concepts and Categories: Is Spacing the “Enemy of Induction”? Psychological Science, 19(6), pp.585–593. Landauer, T. & Bjork, R., 1978. Optimum rehearsal patterns and name learning. In Practical Aspects of Memory. London: Academic Press. Long, M., 2011. The psychology of education, London : Routledge, 2011. McCluskey, C., 2013. Mapping and evaluating the information landscape. In J. Secker & E. Coonan, eds. Rethinking Information Literacy: A Practical Framework for Supporting Learning. London: Facet, pp. 41–53. Pashler, H. et al., 2007. Enhancing learning and retarding forgetting: Choices and consequences. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 14(2), pp.187–193. Available at: Rhem, J., Deep/Surface Approaches To Learning In Higher Education: A Research Update. Essays on Teaching Excellence. Available at: 10/Rhem.html [Accessed April 2, 2014]. Roediger, H. et al., 2012. Applications of cognitive science to education. In S. Della Salla, ed. Neuroscience in Education: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  6. 6. Lecture by nist6dh CC BY-SA 2.0
  7. 7. Tutorial attendance 2011/12 2012/13 2013/14 (so far) 32 35 53
  8. 8. NSS – Question 16 2011 2012 2013 Lower primary 62 72 96 Upper primary 64 71 86
  9. 9. “We have noticed a big improvement in the use of resources in this module. Appropriate and wide-ranging.”
  10. 10. Image Sources • Phone Call by Lobna • Dunkin’ Donuts Sign – Latham New York by MJBarnes • Michael Falling Off a Cliff by Nailz1000 • Empty Theatre Red Seats by Eric Broder Van Dyke • Hand Grab by Sandor Weisz