Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Learning Why, Not How: Citing your sources

Another interesting discussion piece from Barbara Fister. I agree about needing to explain why citing things with enough detail and clarity is important - also a recent discussion on the ili-l list highlighted how helping learners to distinguish what kind of thing is in front of them on the screen is important too (notably, recognising when something is a journal article):
Fister, B. (2019, August 8). Learning Why, Not How: Citing your sources matters, but teaching citation just muddies the waters for first-year students [blog post]. https://www.insidehighered.com/blogs/library-babel-fish/learning-why-not-how
Photo by Sheila Webber: good meal, Fish Butchery, Sydney, July 2019

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