Presentation on theme: "From Standards to the Framework: Using Threshold Concepts to Rethink Instruction Ericka Raber, University of Iowa Libraries Leslie Ross, St. Ambrose University."— Presentation transcript:
From Standards to the Framework: Using Threshold Concepts to Rethink Instruction Ericka Raber, University of Iowa Libraries Leslie Ross, St. Ambrose University
Guidelines Standards Frameworks White Papers Reports http://pixabay.com/en/orion-nebula-emission-nebula-11001/
IL Framework: IL Defined the set of integrated abilities encompassing the reflective discovery of information, the understanding of how information is produced and valued, and the use of information in creating new knowledge and participating ethically in communities of learning
Information Literacy Framework: Threshold Concepts (Frames) Authority Is Constructed and Contextual Information Creation as a Process Information Has Value Research as Inquiry Scholarship as Conversation Searching as Strategic Exploration Obstructed View, Nichole Renee
Context Desired Changes for Library Instruction One-shot intros course-integrated curriculum-integrated Reactive proactive Procedural conceptual Graduates undergraduates Strategies Identify needs and common goals in new environment Engage chairs, program leaders, and instructors in conversations Use IL Framework to frame discussions
Research as Inquiry Knowledge Practices Ask questions. Think Critically. Evaluate information. Dispositions Appreciate complexity. Keep an open mind. Be curious. Where do these fit into the curriculum?
UI Dept. of Teaching & Learning “...preparing today's teachers for tomorrow's schools.”
Intersections with Curriculum Elementary Education Requirements Elementary Education Requirements Courses UI Teaching Standards Technology in the Classroom Information Literacy Frames
Questions for Instructors What do you see as gaps in the students’ abilities, skills related to information or research? Where in your course do students have opportunities to practice these skills?
Group Inquiry Project Sample Topic Copyright & Ethics What copyright laws affect teachers and students? What are the implications and possible consequences? What is intellectual property and fair use? What is the “fair use” exception? What is “public domain?” What are we – as teachers – allowed to use in our classrooms? Give recommendations for teachers and students on how they can work within the law. What can teachers do to curb cheating and plagiarism from term paper sellers, study guides such as SparkNotes, and inaccurate information from web sites and wikis? What do you think should be done to students who violate copyright or ethical principles? From what you have seen or experienced what can teachers do to curb these types of violations?
Moving Forward Continue to discuss student learning objectives Rework existing assignments to include: Scaffolding of skills (ensuring practice and success) Guided instruction Demonstration of knowledge practices Return to chair and program coordinators to discuss: Successes More intentional curriculum-integrated IL instruction
Welcome! Information literacy is a set of abilities requiring individuals to "recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information.“ Welcome! Information literacy is a spectrum of abilities, practices, and habits of mind that extends and deepens learning through engagement with the information ecosystem.
Moving Forward Begin a conversation as a department and keep talking! Formalize our conversation with faculty and administrators
References ACRL. (2000) Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education. http://www.ala.org/acrl/standards/informationliteracycompetency http://www.ala.org/acrl/standards/informationliteracycompetency ACRL. (2014) Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education. http://www.ala.org/acrl/standards/ilframework http://www.ala.org/acrl/standards/ilframework Booth, C. & Mathews, B. (2012). Understanding the Learner Experience: Threshold Concepts and Curriculum Mapping. CARL Conference 2012, San Diego, CA. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=o6BsJ1BwfiQ http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=o6BsJ1BwfiQ Farkas, M. (2014) Getting into the gray areas with the draft Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education. http://meredith.wolfwater.com/wordpress/2014/03/03/getting-into-the-gray-areas-with-the- draft-framework-for-information-literacy-for-higher-education/http://meredith.wolfwater.com/wordpress/2014/03/03/getting-into-the-gray-areas-with-the- draft-framework-for-information-literacy-for-higher-education/ Hovius, A. (2015) Alignment Charts for ACRL Standards and Proposed Framework. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Wt5a2pYqblapfnSZoBBdo28EAgukUXbV0kdL5nSZ5UI/edit