Teaching information literacy in an active learning classroom - Bjur & Alfredsson
TEACHING INFORMATION LITERACY IN
AN ACTIVE LEARNING CLASSROOM
LOUISE BJUR & VERONICA ALFREDSSON, THE BIOMEDICAL LIBRARY, GOTHENBURG, SWEDEN
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Exercise – Track the origin
Read the article – discuss the questions in your group:
• What kind of an article is it?
• Who is the author?
• For whom is the article written?
• Does the article refer to previously published
• Would you cite this article in academic work?
Track the origin – continued…
Try to find the original article – discuss in your group
• Where do you search for the article?
• What search terms do you use?
• What do you find?
Write your answers on the flip charts
Discussion – what is the purpose of this
Exercise – reference puzzle
Create correct citations according to the APA-
MoreLight. (2016). Carousel [photography].
Available from https://pixabay.com/en/munich-
oktoberfest-ride-carousel-1220908/ (CC0 Public
Locate the source
• Find the source – in physical or electronic form
• Be prepared to show the group:
– how you found the source
– what type of source it is
– if, how and when you would use that source.
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Supervision and Curriculum Development.
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