SET: Questioning Authority, Constructing Authority: Information in Context

DateApril 19, 2018
Time2:30 - 3:30 pm
LocationJones Library 200 (Dennis Campbell Innovative Learning Space)

Peter Ramsey, University Libraries

Information literacy is a set of concepts, skills, and attitudes related to seeking information, understanding how information is produced and given value, and using information to create new knowledge and participate in communities of learning. The Association of College and Research Libraries has recently established an Information Literacy Framework for Higher Education that includes six "threshold" concepts. Each threshold concept acts as a gateway for understanding the nature of our information landscape and defines specific behaviors and attitudes of those who are information literate. This session will briefly introduce the Framework, then unpack the threshold concept "Authority is Constructed and Contextual." The presenter will introduce an existing classroom activity useful for teaching this threshold concept. Finally, he will facilitate as attendees plan a new activity or lesson plan inviting students to reflect on how and when they might be an authority, including that role's inherent implications and responsibilities.

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PublisherAcademy for Teaching and Learning
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