Type of Presentation

Individual paper/presentation (20 minute presentation)

Target Audience



Scarbrough 2


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Presentation Description

The demonstration of the library catalog and databases is important, but teaching students to think critically about what they find is the real key to information literacy. This session will provide examples of collaborative learning activities that librarians can use to foster critical thinking. The presenter will provide examples of activities that can transform instruction sessions into shared-learning environments where students create knowledge and critically engage in the research process.


Library instruction, Critical thinking, Information literacy, Library, Collaborative learning

Publication Type and Release Option

Presentation (Open Access)

Bird, Amanda - handout.pdf (166 kB)
Active Learning Activities for Critical Thinking Handout


Aug 23rd, 10:00 AM Aug 23rd, 11:30 AM

Collaborative Learning in the Library: Redesigning Your Instruction Sessions to Cultivate Critical Thinking

Scarbrough 2

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