ERIC Number: EJ906677
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Nudging toward Inquiry: Strategies for Searching for and Finding Great Information
Fontichiaro, Kristin, Comp.
School Library Monthly, v27 n3 p12-13 Dec 2010
Inquiry does not replace information literacy; rather, it encompasses it. Inquiry-based learning invites school librarians to step into all aspects of instructional planning, from activating prior knowledge straight through to reflection. Libraries pursuing inquiry-based instruction are building on the bedrock of information literacy, not starting from scratch. This article presents some suggestions from readers on how to search for and find great information. The submissions reflect that many librarians are thinking about Search 2.0 and how to adapt their instruction to impact student comprehension. Most have also consciously decided to stop fighting students' preference for Google, instead using Google tools and tips to meet their students halfway.
Descriptors: Inquiry, Active Learning, Information Literacy, Librarians, School Libraries, Library Instruction, Search Strategies, Online Searching
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Media Staff
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