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Staffordshire University Information Literacy Community of Practice - SUILCoP
The second workshop for 2008/9 will explore the theme Information literacy: Dialogue
It will take place at the Ashley Centre (Room LT114/6) on the Leek Road campus of Staffordshire University from 1.30-4.30 pm. The cost for each half-day is £30.
We are delighted to be able to give details for 4 March 2009
* Gareth Johnson, University of Leicester
"The Weasel Dialogues: From script to screen for Information Literacy"
Time and again it is advocated that librarianship is the communicating profession. But for many librarians communication is just something that we get on and do, but seldom take the time to think about in any great detail. Literature on learners' comprehension and preferred instructional styles continue to show that variety, brevity and relevance are the key to successful engagement. So what is there that can be done to increase the impact and retention of our learners, whilst ensuring an effective and coherent message is retained?
In a word: edutainment. The coupling of an off-beat but educationally on-message concept delivery to achieve successful learner objectives and outcomes.
In this session Gareth, and friends from Weasel Televisual Enterprises, will examine how it is possible to communicate with greater impact through the use of carefully planned videos, flavoured with humour and irreverence, but containing good educational content nevertheless. He will illustrate how they can be used and share some of the success stories from his work.
* Chris Wakeman, Staffordshire University
Presentation Title: Information Literacy and its Implications for Contemporary Facilitation Methods in HE
This workshop will explore contemporary HE facilitation methods in the context of Information Literacy (IL). Central to the activities and discussions will be 'enquiry based learning' including problem-based approaches and webquests, each of which have become an integral part of HE practice. Dialectic approaches to delivery and facilitation will also be considered including Socratic methods, which are now commonly used in many schools and faculties. In essence, the workshop will seek to broaden the concept of information literacy beyond the accepted principles and frameworks established by ANZIIL , to include the day-to-day aspects of IL that are often unrecognised.
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To book a place pleae contact our admin team
D109 Cadman Building, Information Services
Stoke Campus, Staffordshire University
Tel: 01782 294443 / 295974
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Geoff Walton on behalf of the SUILCoP team
Geoff Walton, BA(Hons), MA, MCLIP, FHEA
Subject & Learning Support Librarian,
PO Box 664,
Stoke on Trent.
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Tel: 01782 294448
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