Tuesday, April 26, 2016

A pedagogical and curriculum framework for information literacy

You can request a copy (from the author, via a preprints repository) of what sounds a very interesting chapter in a forthcoming book:
- Lupton, Mandy (2016) Inquiry learning: A pedagogical and curriculum framework for information literacy. In Sales, Dora & Pinto, Maria (Eds.) Pathways into Information Literacy and Communities of Practice: Teaching Approaches and Case Studies. Chandos Publishing. (In Press) [Request the preprint at http://eprints.qut.edu.au/95005/ ] "This chapter presents an inquiry learning framework that can be used as a pathway for the development of information literacy in both K-12 and higher education. Inquiry learning is advocated as an authentic and active approach that draws upon students’ natural curiosity. The pedagogical and curriculum framework incorporates three major elements: questioning frameworks, information literacy and an iterative research cycle. Models and strategies for the elements of the framework are presented and discussed. The chapter ends with an acknowledgement of the challenges associated with implementing inquiry learning."
Lupton's Inquiry Learning and Information Literacy blog is also worth following https://inquirylearningblog.wordpress.com/ Although she doesn't post there as often, there is also her Teaching in the wild blog https://teachinginthewild.wordpress.com/
Photo by Sheila Webber: cherry blossoms, April 2016

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