Transform your training: practical approaches to interactive Information Literacy teaching

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2173/3072
Title:
Transform your training: practical approaches to interactive Information Literacy teaching
Authors:
Jones, Rosie; Peters, Karen; Shields, Emily
Citation:
Journal of information literacy, 2007, vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 35-42
Publication Date:
Jan-2007
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2173/3072
Additional Links:
http://www.informationliteracy.org.uk/JIL.aspx
Abstract:
This article describes how the Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) Library has integrated interactivity into its information literacy (IL) training. Research has shown that interactivity is an important aspect of enhancing the learning process and this has been recognised in MMU's InfoSkills training programme. This paper will consider the theory behind adult learners and preferred learning styles and will illustrate specific examples of how MMU has included interactivity into its sessions. InfoSkills at MMU is taught through a variety of different methods, for example, lecturing, workshops and hands-on computer work. However, each of these alone is not enough and must be combined with other practical approaches in order to make training truly effective. Regardless of environment or technology available, active participation within MMU's InfoSkills sessions is key to enhancing students' independent learning. Although IL trainers at MMU have access to new technologies, such as interactive whiteboards and voting pods, these are not always accessible in every teaching location and so this article also refers to low-tech alternative methods. This paper hopes to provide practical ideas, for engaging students in interactive IL sessions that may inspire other IL trainers. It also gives information about future developments the InfoSkills team will be making in this area.
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
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Keywords:
Information literacy; Interactivity; Adult learner; User education; Training; Learning styles; Teachers; Librarians
ISSN:
7950-5968

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dc.contributor.authorJones, Rosie-
dc.contributor.authorPeters, Karen-
dc.contributor.authorShields, Emily-
dc.date.accessioned2006-06-09T10:32:07Z-
dc.date.available2006-06-09T10:32:07Z-
dc.date.issued2007-01-
dc.identifier.citationJournal of information literacy, 2007, vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 35-42-
dc.identifier.issn7950-5968-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2173/3072-
dc.descriptionnullen
dc.description.abstractThis article describes how the Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) Library has integrated interactivity into its information literacy (IL) training. Research has shown that interactivity is an important aspect of enhancing the learning process and this has been recognised in MMU's InfoSkills training programme. This paper will consider the theory behind adult learners and preferred learning styles and will illustrate specific examples of how MMU has included interactivity into its sessions. InfoSkills at MMU is taught through a variety of different methods, for example, lecturing, workshops and hands-on computer work. However, each of these alone is not enough and must be combined with other practical approaches in order to make training truly effective. Regardless of environment or technology available, active participation within MMU's InfoSkills sessions is key to enhancing students' independent learning. Although IL trainers at MMU have access to new technologies, such as interactive whiteboards and voting pods, these are not always accessible in every teaching location and so this article also refers to low-tech alternative methods. This paper hopes to provide practical ideas, for engaging students in interactive IL sessions that may inspire other IL trainers. It also gives information about future developments the InfoSkills team will be making in this area.en
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dc.relation.urlhttp://www.informationliteracy.org.uk/JIL.aspxen
dc.subjectInformation literacyen
dc.subjectInteractivityen
dc.subjectAdult learneren
dc.subjectUser educationen
dc.subjectTrainingen
dc.subjectLearning stylesen
dc.subjectTeachersen
dc.subjectLibrariansen
dc.titleTransform your training: practical approaches to interactive Information Literacy teachingen
dc.typeArticleen
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