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ERIC Number: ED152315
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Nov-8
Pages: 35
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Introducing the College Student to Academic Inquiry: An Individualized Course in Library Research Skills.
Blum, Mark E.; Spangehl, Stephen
This paper discusses a course designed to equip students to use library resources while conducting academic research. By employing the methods of individualized instruction, a minimal teaching staff can direct the learning of large groups of students. Identifiable competencies are developed and can be assessed in: (1) the critical thinking which supports research, (2) research methods used to acquire knowledge, and (3) the methods of accessing and utilizing library collections in conducting research. The format of the course include each week one lecture session and one library practicum. The lecture is both informational and motivational; it provides the student with an overview of (1) the research procedure to be used that week in the library, (2) the library resource to be accessed and utilized, and (3) selected critical thinking skill exercises which will support the research procedure and use of the library resource (e.g. making classifications, producing analogies, paraphrasing, summarizing). The practicum, which is designed to allow the student to pursue self-paced learning, begins with modelling by the instructor of the research procedure and use of the library resource. Students are then guided by a carefully structured worksheet. An outline of the lecture and practicum components and examples of the worksheets are included. (Author/JAB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the International Congress for Individualized Instruction (LaFayette, Indiana, November 8, 1977)