Scaffolding the Framework for K-16: Building an IL Curriculum for the ACRL FrameworkConference About Libraries and Literacy at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (2017)
In this program, the authors will address the considerations, challenges, and opportunities inherent in scaling information literacy instruction including threshold concepts to a large-scale program, specifically within a university setting but transferrable to multiple contexts. The speakers will address the flipped approach for library instruction in a First-Year Writing program as well as their expanded role in developing a new curriculum for the program. Throughout both processes, incorporating the threshold concepts of the ACRL Framework was a priority. Particularly this emphasis on scaffolding engagement with threshold concepts, that is part of the ACRL Framework, can be translated from the context of a university program to school media specialists and secondary education settings. The speakers will highlight transferrable considerations and experiences in the process of scaling complex instruction in threshold concepts to a delivery mechanism that reaches over 1000 students each semester. Additionally, they will address the relevant issue of allowing for instructional variation across multiple librarians, each working with multiple course instructors, while attempting to ensure coverage of key concepts.
Through this presentation, the speakers will help the audience identify universal challenges to scaling concept-based information literacy instruction and will share their materials so that they can be adapted and built upon by other institutions. Finally, the speakers hope to engage the audience both during and after by asking audience members how they scale and scaffold and how we can improve the communication between and scaffolding of Information Literacy from K-12 into higher education settings.
- information literacy,
- ACRL Framework,
- school media specialists
Publication DateWinter February 9, 2017
Citation InformationElizabeth Andrejasich Gibes and Heather G. James. "Scaffolding the Framework for K-16: Building an IL Curriculum for the ACRL Framework" Conference About Libraries and Literacy at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (2017)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/elizabeth_gibes/6/
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