Next steps – ethics approval to analyse bibliographies. Compare years 2 and 3? Run from scratch with another large programme?
Little and often: exploring the potential of information literacy mini-lessons - Leah Emary, Clare McCluskey & Victoria Watt
Little and often
Exploring the potential of information
literacy mini lessons
Leah Emary, Clare McCluskey, Victoria Watt
LILAC, Sheffield Hallam University
24 April 2014
• 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?
Interleaving vs Massing
• Kornell and Bjork 2008
– ABC, ABC, ABC vs AAA, BBB, CCC
• Spacing (Roediger 2012)
• Long 2013
• Pashler 2007
Length on its own is not the key
Responsiveness and diversity of what we
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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,
Pashler, H. et al., 2007. Enhancing learning and retarding forgetting: Choices and
consequences. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 14(2), pp.187–193. Available at:
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Teaching Excellence. Available at: http://teaching.uchicago.edu/oldsite/pod/09-
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Lecture by nist6dh
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“We have noticed a big
improvement in the use of
resources in this module.
Appropriate and wide-ranging.”
• 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