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ERIC Number: ED491902
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Apr-30
Pages: 128
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: ISBN-1-5915-8301-2
Using Pop Culture to Teach Information Literacy: Methods to Engage a New Generation
Behen, Linda D.
Libraries Unlimited
Building on the information needs and the learning style preferences of today's high school students, the author builds a case for using pop culture (TV shows, fads, and current technology) to build integrated information skills lessons for students. Chapters include a rationale, a review of the current literature, and examples of units of study incorporating popular culture and technology. Following the Introduction, the Table of Contents lists the following chapters: (1) Today's Teens, Technology, and Pop Culture; (2) Why Does Library Instruction Have to Be Fun?; (3) Finding and Using Pop Culture in Our Library Instruction; (4) Putting the Cool into Your Library: Inspiring This Generation; (5) The Big Buy-in from Administration and Teachers; (6) Life in the Real World; (7) What They Need To Know; (8) Build Your Information Literacy Instruction With Pop Culture; and (9) Publicizing the Ultimate Library Program.
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - General
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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