College Ready – What Can We Learn from First Year College Assignments?

See on Scoop.itStudent Learning through School Libraries

Donham, J. (2014). College Ready – What Can We Learn from First Year College Assignments? An Examination of Assignments in Iowa Colleges and Universities. School Library Research, Vol. 17. Retrieved http://www.ala.org/aasl/slr/volume17/donham

lyn_hay‘s insight:

Provides an insight into the expectations of college/university lecturers when designing inquiry-based assignments for students. An analysis of the elements of these assignments revealed that academics design assignments for 1st year university students with the expectation that these students bring with them an existing set of understandings, skills and dispositions with regard to ‘researching assignments’. The study identifies a number of ways teacher librarians could be targeting student skill development. A lot of these findings support the research evidence published by Kuhlthau re students’ information seeking and knowledge building experiences, and the range of instructional interventions she suggests while students undertake inquiry projects.

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