Friday, April 27, 2018

Webcast: #CriticalThinking About Sources: Lessons and Activities for First-Year Students

There is a one-hour priced webcast on 2 May 2018 at 1pm US Central time, which is 7pm UK time: Critical Thinking About Sources: Lessons and Activities for First-Year Students, run by ACRL. "Transitioning from high school to college can be challenging for students and for the educators and librarians who support those students. ... In this webcast, learn strategies, techniques, and ideas for ways to help students develop their critical thinking skills, with a particular focus on helping students deal with different types of sources. Ensuring that students can not only identify different types of sources, from scholarly works to opinion pieces to sponsored content, but can also delve more deeply into how and why different types of sources are produced can be a way to empower students with the skills they need to find and use information for a variety of purposes. Unpack some of the concepts, competencies, and ideas surrounding critical thinking skills more broadly and thinking critically about sources more specifically. Leave with concrete strategies, materials, and talking points that you can use in your teaching and outreach efforts." The presenter is Sarah Morris (Learning and Assessment Librarian at the University of Texas at Austin). The costs are: ACRL member: $50; ALA member: $75; Nonmember: $90; Student: $40. Go to
Photo by Sheila Webber: pink cherry blossom, April 2018

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