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Empowering students to critical thinking - Solveig Kavli & Eli Heldaas Seland


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Empowering students to critical thinking - Solveig Kavli & Eli Heldaas Seland

  1. 1. Empowering students to critical thinking Eli Heldaas Seland and Solveig Kavli LILAC April 25 2014
  2. 2. “…to equip students of Generation N* with adequate and relevant tools for academic writing, and enhance their consciousness regarding critical reading and evaluation of sources.” *as in Network, used about persons born after 1980 (Feiertag and Berge, 2008, p. 457).
  3. 3. • Presentation of the site Søk & Skriv • Boosting students’ self-esteem • Academic skills; reading and critical thinking • What is new? • User statistics • Exploiting Søk & Skriv
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  5. 5. Empowerment • Self-confidence vs self-esteem • Students as experts of their own research • Taking charge of one’s own project • Sense-making is individual
  6. 6. Articulating requirements • Transition • What do we expect from students? • Ethical guidelines
  7. 7. Reading and critical thinking • Do students know how to read? • Surface vs deep approach to reading • Objectives for reading • Reading techniques • Dialogue between text and reader • Contextualisation
  8. 8. • reading
  9. 9. Source evaluation “Evaluate the sources for your thesis carefully. Take a stand on the sources you have chosen and explain why you rely on these particular sources.”
  10. 10. What is new? • Reading • Expanded section on writing • Open dialogue with users • Teachers’ guide (Norwegian only)
  11. 11. Numbers from Google Analytics March 2014
  12. 12. Summing up the statistics • Most used: Sources and referencing • Increased use of Writing • Least used: Reading and Searching
  13. 13. Exploiting Søk & Skriv • Embedding the tutorial in teaching • Infrastructure • Teachers’ guide • Study groups
  14. 14. References Andrews, R. (2010) Argumentation in Higher Education: Improving Practice through Theory and Research. New York: Routledge. Bean, J. C. (1996) Engaging ideas: the professor’s guide to integrating writing, critical thinking, and active learning in the classroom. San Francisco, Calif., Jossey-Bass. Dervin, B. (1999) On studying information seeking methodologically: the implications of connecting metatheory to method. Information Processing and Management, 35, pp. 727-750. Feiertag, J. and Berge, Z. L. (2008) Training Generation N: how educators should approach the Net Generation. Education + Training, Vol. 50 Iss: 6, pp. 457 – 464. Available from: <> [Accessed November 8 2013]. Hermida, J. (2009) The importance of teaching academic reading skills in first-year university courses. Available from: [Accessed April 3 2014]. Kuhlthau, C.C. (2004) Seeking meaning: A process approach to library and information services. 2nd ed. Westport, CT., Libraries Unlimited. Ransdell, S., Kent, B., Gaillard-Kenney, S. and Long, J. (2011) Digital immigrants fare better than digital natives due to social reliance. British Journal of Educational Technology, 42, pp. 931–938. Available from: <> [Accessed October 21 2013]. Rienecker, L., & Stray Jørgensen, P. (2012) Den gode oppgave – håndbog i opgaveskrivning på videregående uddannelser. 4. utg. Frederiksberg, Samfundslitteratur. Søk og Skriv. Available from: < > [Accessed april 2014]
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