Before we start… If you’re having a referencing session with me, while we wait for everybody to arrive, I’ll have given you this little quiz… Once everybody’s there we go through it together.
So, now that everybody’s here…
CPD students who have never been in a Higher Education context (working with children) Deer in the headlights, prone to library anxiety Self-defeating belief that they’re not smart enough, apologize to me, check out
Teaching style (reassuring, active learning) Making sure they stay engaged throughout the session Manipulating difficult concepts in a simple manner
Adapted my ‘normal’ session to the challenges of that public 2 hours long: plenty of time for questions and activities 12 students max + one extra colleague Timing: when working on a first assignment
Cite Them Right – but adaptable to any style Specific handout with the most useful bits Session plan: 1h for intro and in-text citations, 1h for referencing >> let’s have a look at exactly how the in-text citation part goes
Page 3 of the handout Exercises: always in pairs so they’re no stuck on their own but can talk it through with someone
First thing I changed: divided up my session even more so we go tiny step by tiny step Works well with other students too! Make sure that the begin is so easy that there are very few chances they’ll get it wrong >> building confidence
Also allows me to check throughout the session to spot exactly where they’re having difficulties so I can go back and re-explain for everybody or give one-on-one support
Reminder: no extra points if you do it without looking at the handout
Page 4 of the handout
Still some anxiety by the end Help available outside the classroom (handout, videos, eLearning package, emails)
How I know it works: I get great feedback Takes 30 seconds – let me prove it to you…
Teaching referencing to students new to Higher Education - Gandour
While we wait…
TO STUDENTS NEW TO
Tavistock and Portman NHS
CITING in-text: the basics
The basic citation that you will use most of the
Recent research in herbology
(Longbottom, 2013) has shown that…
… as shown in its annual report
(Ministry of Magic, 2016) …
CITING in-text : the basics
If you have used the name of the author within the
sentence, take it out of the brackets:
In his recent article, Neville
Longbottom (2013) found that…
… as the Ministry of Magic’s
annual report showed (2016) …
CITING in-text : the basics
Conversely, if you have used the year within the
sentence, you can take it out of the brackets:
In this 2013 article (Longbottom),
it was noted that…
… as the 2016 annual report
showed (Ministry of Magic) …
Citing Exercise – Level 1
1. In her first book, Rowling (1997) built the premises
of her well-known series of children's books.
2. ... non-wizard people are called "muggles"
3. Of all the books published in 1997, Harry Potter and
the Philosopher’s Stone (Rowling) is probably…
Level 1 - Referencing a ‘simple’ book
Surname, I. (YEAR) Title of the book.Town:
Burbage, C. (2002) Non-magical populations of the UK.
London: Leaky Cauldron Press.
Department of Mysteries (2008) Of the lasting
preservation of prophecies. London: Ministry for Magic.
Level 2 – A ‘complex’ book
Author1, I., Author 2, I. and Author3, I. (YEAR)
Title of the book. Xth edn.Town: Publisher (Book
Black, P., Dippet,A., Derwent, D. and Everard, P.
(1978) Headmasters’ Secrets. 3rd edn. London: Flourish
& Blotts (Words from the Great, 12).