ERIC Number: EJ1079784
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Reference Count: 4
Collaborative Instructional Design for College Readiness
Boyer, Brenda L.
Knowledge Quest, v44 n2 p60-65 Nov-Dec 2015
High school seniors' success in making the transition to college hinges greatly on their ability to perform college-level research. Studies pointing out failure to provide this critical preparation abound (Head 2013; Head and Eisenberg 2010). Helping students make this leap is the topic of much research and discussion between members of the Association of College and Research Libraries and the American Association of School Librarians. The Kutztown (PA) Area Senior High School received AASL's 2014 Collaborative School Library Award for their project "College Ready: Collaborative Instructional Redesign of the Senior Research Project." Factors comprising this award included the learning outcomes achieved through the collaborative effort, the collaborative process undertaken, the use of library resources within the project, and the degree to which the project meets the principles of AASL's Empowering Learners: Guidelines for School Library Programs (ALA 2009). Kutztown's project serves as an example of embedded library practice emerging from a shared need to improve senior students' readiness for college-level research. This article presents a description of this collaborative process, discusses what was learned, curricular implications, and what lies ahead.
Descriptors: Instructional Design, College Readiness, High School Seniors, Research Projects, College Preparation, Partnerships in Education, Student Research, Research Skills, Benchmarking, Librarian Teacher Cooperation, Developmental Studies Programs, Transitional Programs, Program Effectiveness, Program Descriptions
American Association of School Librarians. Available from: American Library Association. 50 East Huron Street, Chicago, IL 60611. Tel: 1-800-545-2433; Web site: http://knowledgequest.aasl.org/
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania