Presentation Title

Start Here: Scaffolding Information Literacy Skills for First-Year Composition Students

Location

Room 210

Type of Presentation

Workshop (1 hour and 15 minutes)

Target Audience

Higher Education

Abstract

Please see presentation description for more information.

This workshop will begin with some background: What inspired the creation of a toolkit for teaching information literacy skills at the college level?

Next, participants will try out some of the modules.

Facilitators will lead a discussion about poignant examples of student work (both from the modules and from excerpts of research writing post-toolkit).

In groups, participants will practice scaffolding the toolkit into their own assignments.

Finally, the session will conclude by discussing various assessment models, and looking ahead to how the site is maintained and revised.

Presentation Description

The composition classroom has become the defacto place to introduce information literacy skills in college. Yet how do students receive consistent practice with these skills? During a major curriculum revision, the GRCC English Department created an information literacy toolkit that became a requirement for all EN 101 students to complete. The 8-module toolkit is online, and went live for the Fall 2017 semester. This workshop will discuss how the site was created, and lead participants through a hands-on sampling of the modules. Student work from the modules will be analyzed in discussion. Participants will actively engage in scaffolding the toolkit to work with their own assignments, building information literacy skills upon each other. We will examine assessment models for this work, as well as possibilities for future iterations and revisions.

Keywords

Community College Information Literacy, Toolkit, Modules, Higher Education, English, Composition, Writing with Research

Publication Type and Release Option

Presentation (Open Access)

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Sep 28th, 2:45 PM Sep 28th, 4:00 PM

Start Here: Scaffolding Information Literacy Skills for First-Year Composition Students

Room 210

Please see presentation description for more information.

This workshop will begin with some background: What inspired the creation of a toolkit for teaching information literacy skills at the college level?

Next, participants will try out some of the modules.

Facilitators will lead a discussion about poignant examples of student work (both from the modules and from excerpts of research writing post-toolkit).

In groups, participants will practice scaffolding the toolkit into their own assignments.

Finally, the session will conclude by discussing various assessment models, and looking ahead to how the site is maintained and revised.