Title

Integrating Experiential Learning Into Information Literacy Curriculum

Author First name, Last name, Institution

J. Mavodza, Zayed University

Document Type

Book Chapter

Source of Publication

The Experiential Library: Transforming Academic and Research Libraries through the Power of Experiential Learning

Publication Date

1-1-2017

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.

ISBN

9780081007785

Publisher

Elsevier

First Page

3

Last Page

14

Disciplines

Education

Keywords

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

Scopus ID

85009348216

Indexed in Scopus

yes

Open Access

no

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