Integrating Experiential Learning Into Information Literacy Curriculum

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Integrating Experiential Learning Into Information Literacy Curriculum

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Abstract

© 2017 All rights reserved. In the information literacy (IL) curriculum, courses can be designed to provide students hands-on experience, based on concepts that relate to Kolb's theory of experiential learning (EL). If accompanied by reflective practice as discussed by Brookfield and Moon, it helps not only IL teaching, but also encourages librarians to enhance their practice. IL teaching is enhanced when it follows a general curriculum that is geared towards service learning. Service learning involves community outreach with IL integrated into the educational processes. This approach increases the chances that IL skills will be retained even after formal classes have ended. At Zayed University (Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates), the provision of field-based EL with reflective practice, where previous work-related knowledge may be scarce, is intended to prepare graduating students to be work-ready.

Keywords

ACRL framework, Experiential learning, Information literacy instruction, Service learning, Threshold concepts, Zayed University

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Book

ISBN

['9780081007785', '9780081007754']

First Page

3

Last Page

14

Publication Date

1-1-2017

DOI

10.1016/B978-0-08-100775-4.00001-7

Author First name, Last name, and Institution

J. Mavodza, Zayed University

Integrating Experiential Learning Into Information Literacy Curriculum

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