ERIC Number: ED421973
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Jun
Designs for Active Learning: A Sourcebook of Classroom Strategies for Information Education.
Gradowksi, Gail, Ed.; Snavely, Loanne, Ed.; Dempsey, Paula, Ed.
A total of 54 designs for successful active learning strategies for library instruction in the classroom are presented in this sourcebook. These librarian-authored strategies have been developed and used successfully in instruction. The lesson designs are divided into five sections: Basic Library Instruction; Searching Indexes and Online Catalogs; Search Strategies for the Research Process; Evaluation of Library Resources; and Discipline-Oriented Instruction. Also included is a computer disk with forms, handouts and teaching aids which can be replicated for use in the classroom or used as guides for designing activities that are appropriate to a local setting. Each design includes a description of the activity or strategy, the context in which it is used, handouts and other classroom materials, and classroom time required, plus the name and institutional address of the person who developed the model. These designs which have proven successful in the bibliographic instruction classroom, the computer lab, and other instructional settings will be useful for any librarian involved in bibliographic instruction form high school to the college and research level. (AEF)
Descriptors: Active Learning, High Schools, Higher Education, Information Literacy, Information Retrieval, Instructional Design, Learning Activities, Lesson Plans, Library Instruction, Online Searching, Search Strategies, Teaching Models
American Library Association, 155 E. Wacker Dr., Chicago, IL 60611; toll free phone: 800-545-2433 ($35 nonmembers; $31.50 members).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Media Staff; Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Association of Coll. and Research Libraries, Chicago, IL.
Note: A 3-1/2 inch diskette accompanies this document.