Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Recent articles: Teaching roles; Visual literacy; Ambiguity; Critical thinking

From the last couple of issues of Portal: Libraries and the Academy (priced publication), articles include:
- Baer, A. (2021). Exploring Librarians’ Teaching Roles through Metaphor. portal: Libraries and the Academy, 21(1), 63-79. https://doi.org/10.1353/pla.2021.0005
- Huber, S., Bosman, L., & Bartholomew, S. (2021). Library Instruction and Adaptive Comparative Judgment to Foster Visual Literacy Skills. portal: Libraries and the Academy, 21(1), 149-169. https://doi.org/10.1353/pla.2021.0001 (" In a Midwestern research university, students in an engineering technology portfolio class assembled a visual career board and visual résumé. The instruction and research team collaborated to provide an active learning module on visual literacy that integrated library instruction with an assessment-based pedagogical approach called adaptive comparative judgment (ACJ).")
- Kapfer, P., & Ryan, M. (2021). The Quandary of Factual Ambiguity. portal: Libraries and the Academy, 21(1), 1-7. https://doi.org/10.1353/pla.2021.0002
- Klucevsek, K.M., & Brungard, A.B. (2020). Digital Resources for Students: Navigating Scholarship in a Changing Terrain. portal: Libraries and the Academy, 20(4), 597-619. https://doi.org/10.1353/pla.2020.0040
- Worosz, M.R., Farrell, B., & Jenda, C.A. (2020). Teaching Critical Thinking via the “Wicked Problem” of Food Insecurity. portal: Libraries and the Academy, 20(4), 621-653. https://doi.org/10.1353/pla.2020.0030 ("This article describes a project to engage sociology students in real-world research designed to foster critical thinking about food security. Faculty-librarian collaboration was an essential component. ... Results (from an evaluation) show that the project helped students identify the complex processes and relationships that contribute to food insecurity."

Photo by Sheila Webber: spring violets, March 2021

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