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ERIC Number: EJ1074309
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0748-5786
Community Informatics Studio: Designing Experiential Learning to Support Teaching, Research, and Practice
Wolske, Martin; Rhinesmith, Colin; Kumar, Beth
Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, v55 n2 p166-177 Spr 2014
This paper introduces a model of experiential learning to support teaching, research, and practice in library and information science (LIS). The concept we call "Community Informatics (CI) Studio" uses studio-based learning (SBL) to support enculturation into the field of CI. The SBL approach, closely related to John Dewey's inquiry-based learning, is rooted in the apprenticeship model of learning in which students study with master designers or artists to develop their craft. Our paper begins with a review of literature to frame our research before introducing our analysis of the CI Studio course. Using the first three semesters of the course as case studies, the goal of the paper was to present three related investigations that emerged from our over-arching research question: How can the CI Studio be understood as a model of experiential learning to support LIS teaching, research, and practice?
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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