Collaboration and Engagement

We had a good turnout for the first ICoP discussion of 2017. We started out with the goals for the session: to get a sense of the teaching and learning landscape in the libraries, to get to know each other, and to identify themes for the rest of the semester’s gatherings. Continue reading “Collaboration and Engagement”

Discussion Forum October 7th

The discussion was led by Laura Bayard and Mandy Havert, and it was focused on the book Make it Stick: The Science of Successful Learning by Peter C. Brown et al. The co-authors are cognitive psychologists.

According to the authors, immutable aspects of learning are memory, lifelong learning and acquired skills. Learning is often misunderstood, for example people believe that information needs to be spoon fed to them and that reading and re-reading text will help them learn. Learning is deep and durable when it requires effort. Recalling and quizzing more effective ways of learning than re-reading notes. Low stakes quizzes are extremely effective at helping students learn and recall material over time. Retrieving and testing interrupts the process of forgetting. Continue reading “Discussion Forum October 7th”

ACRL Information Literacy Framework

Today’s ICOP discussion was led by Leslie Morgan. Her discussion, entitled “ACRL Information Literacy Framework (Advisory Board) & Hesburgh Libraries Teaching and Learning Services,” began with a discussion of Leslie’s participation on the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy Board, on which she currently serves.
The Board has several tasks, including the review and progress assessment of the Framework implementation plan; to offer strategic overview for future directions for research and practice; to promote communication by contributing to the Framework website and listserv, and to advise and participate in the development and use of a “sandbox” repository for Framework examples and implementation. Continue reading “ACRL Information Literacy Framework”