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ERIC Number: ED462065
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
Pages: 468
Abstractor: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-1-55570-406-9
Information Literacy Instruction: Theory and Practice. Information Literacy Sourcebooks.
Grassian, Esther S.; Kaplowitz, Joan R.
This book discusses the theory and practice of information literacy instruction. Part I provides background, including the definition and history of information literacy instruction. Part II covers information literacy instruction building blocks, including: a brief introduction to learning theory; an overview of learning styles; library anxiety, mental models, and conceptual frameworks; and critical thinking and active learning. Part III addresses planning and developing information literacy instruction, including: program planning; selecting modes of instruction; the instructional menu; basic copyright and design issues; designing instructional modes and materials; and assessing, evaluating, and revising information literacy instruction programs. Part IV discusses delivering information literacy instruction, including: teaching--preparation, performance, and passion; designing information literacy instruction programs for diverse populations; delivering information literacy instruction in various environments; teaching technology; and using technology to teach. Part V discusses the future of information literacy instruction. The book comes with a CD-ROM, which includes tables describing various instructional modes, an interactive Web form and Web pages to aid in selecting among them, handouts for in-house training or personal use, and more. (Contains an index and 739 references.) (MES)
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Media Staff; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: Accompanying CD-ROM is not available from ERIC.