Room 210

Type of Presentation

Individual paper/presentation (20 minute presentation)

Target Audience



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Presentation Description

Learn how to transform the library instruction session from a chalk-and-talk, sage-on-the-stage approach to a learner-centered strategy that includes inquiry, problem-solving, and critical thinking. Step away from the teaching station; take on the role of coach, facilitator, and guide; apply a variety of methods informed by cognitive apprenticeship—such as modeling, coaching, scaffolding, articulation, reflection, and exploration; and deliver a hands-on session that enables the student to acquire vital information-seeking skills.


Cognitive apprenticeship, Library instruction, Information literacy, Research skills

Publication Type and Release Option

Presentation (Open Access)


Sep 25th, 3:00 PM Sep 25th, 4:00 PM

Information Literacy or Inert Knowledge? Applying Key Principles of Cognitive Apprenticeship to the Library Instuction Session

Room 210

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