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Nobody said it would be easy:
innovative ideas for teaching information literacy as part of
an academic skills programme
R...
“If you think adventure is dangerous, try
routine. It is lethal”.
Paulo Coehlo
The challenge
• Info lit workshop
• Part of a wider academic
skills programme
• Voluntary
• All levels/subject disciplines
The aims of the session
• Creative
• Collaborative
• Challenging- for us too!
A new teaching space
Interactive lecture theatres
• 3 on-campus, all central teaching space
• Roger Stevens (44 seats)
• School of Mechanical E...
High tech/low tech
What the students
liked…
 “Great teaching space!”
 “Inspiring activities”
 “The quiz was really interesting”
98% learnt...
What the students
didn’t…
 Session “not advanced enough”
 Session “not specialised enough”
Questions
• How can we make information literacy teaching
effective for a general audience?
• How do we make it challengin...
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Nobody said it would be easy: innovative ideas for teaching information literacy as part of an academic skills programme - Myers & Robinson

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Nobody said it would be easy: innovative ideas for teaching information literacy as part of an academic skills programme - Myers & Robinson

  1. 1. Nobody said it would be easy: innovative ideas for teaching information literacy as part of an academic skills programme Rachel Myers & Simon Robinson Skills@Library University of Leeds
  2. 2. “If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine. It is lethal”. Paulo Coehlo
  3. 3. The challenge • Info lit workshop • Part of a wider academic skills programme • Voluntary • All levels/subject disciplines
  4. 4. The aims of the session • Creative • Collaborative • Challenging- for us too!
  5. 5. A new teaching space
  6. 6. Interactive lecture theatres • 3 on-campus, all central teaching space • Roger Stevens (44 seats) • School of Mechanical Engineering (112 seats) • School of Dentistry (100 seats) • £2.8m investment
  7. 7. High tech/low tech
  8. 8. What the students liked…  “Great teaching space!”  “Inspiring activities”  “The quiz was really interesting” 98% learnt something that would improve the way they work
  9. 9. What the students didn’t…  Session “not advanced enough”  Session “not specialised enough”
  10. 10. Questions • How can we make information literacy teaching effective for a general audience? • How do we make it challenging enough for students from year one to finalists?

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