Location

PARB 127

Type of Presentation

Panel (1 hour and 15 minutes presentation total for two or more presenters)

Target Audience

Higher Education

Abstract

Innovative education can be conceptualized as the “new” ways and methods of delivering educational content mostly in the realm of civil discourse and academics. Information literacy plays a niche role in content delivery generally, but especially when the discussion centers on tertiary scholarship. Design thinking is one of the many innovative methods of teaching and learning that has taken traction in the field of education. Manifestly, however, librarians have practiced this since the profession became a lettered vocation. It is without adequately acknowledging that by providing information literacy, librarians continue to do their part skillfully and quietly for successful outcomes and user engagement.

Presentation Description

This presentation discusses the concept of Innovative Education. It will inform about its applicability to Information Literacy. The practices of librarianship as regards delivering information literacy utilizes one of the concepts of innovative education. It is Design Thinking: a process that is not recognized or registered as such by librarians and others.

Session Goals

1. To contextualize Innovative Education in terms of information literacy

2. To bring about an awareness of the delivery of information literacy in terms of

Design Thinking.

Session Objectives

To stimulate discussion of Innovative Education and the role of Design Thinking as enacted by librarians.

Keywords

Innovative education, Information literacy, Design Thinking, User engagement

Publication Type and Release Option

Presentation (Open Access)

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Innovative Education: Information Literacy Planning reframed as Design Thinking

PARB 127

Innovative education can be conceptualized as the “new” ways and methods of delivering educational content mostly in the realm of civil discourse and academics. Information literacy plays a niche role in content delivery generally, but especially when the discussion centers on tertiary scholarship. Design thinking is one of the many innovative methods of teaching and learning that has taken traction in the field of education. Manifestly, however, librarians have practiced this since the profession became a lettered vocation. It is without adequately acknowledging that by providing information literacy, librarians continue to do their part skillfully and quietly for successful outcomes and user engagement.