Collaborative communities: embedding academic and information literacy skills into the first year of a refreshed BA program

Hooper, Helen, and Bartlett, Kylie (2011) Collaborative communities: embedding academic and information literacy skills into the first year of a refreshed BA program. In: Proceeding of the 14th Pacific Rim FYHE Conference. 13F. pp. 1-4. From: 14th Pacific Rim FYHE 2011 Conference: design for student success, 28 June - 1 July 2011, Freemantle, WA., Australia.

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Abstract

In recent times, momentum has gathered around the desirability of embedding information literacy (IL) and academic literacy (AL) within discipline specific higher education courses. International interest has surfaced around possible improvements such approaches have on student learning and curriculum development. As part of an institution-wide curriculum refresh project, faculty librarians and learning advisers (critical friends) worked alongside academic teaching staff to explicitly teach and embed generic skills into two new core subjects for the Bachelor of Arts at James Cook University. The collaboration involved all stages of the curriculum refresh – from initial planning to participation in core lectures, tutorials and assessment processes, and the creation of two subject specific libguides. These tools allowed key stakeholders to track student engagement, offer practical and timely support for staff and students while fostering a strong sense of belonging (Kift 2004) to students making the successful transition to higher education.

Item ID: 17654
Item Type: Conference Item (Non-Refereed Research Paper)
Keywords: information literacy; academic literacy; curriculum refresh; first year higher education
Funders: DEEWR
Projects and Grants: Curriculum Refresh at JCU
Date Deposited: 11 Aug 2011 00:48
FoR Codes: 08 INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES > 0807 Library and Information Studies > 080704 Information Retrieval and Web Search @ 35%
13 EDUCATION > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130205 Humanities and Social Sciences Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl Economics, Business and Management) @ 35%
08 INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES > 0807 Library and Information Studies > 080706 Librarianship @ 30%
SEO Codes: 89 INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION SERVICES > 8903 Information Services > 890302 Library and Archival Services @ 50%
93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9301 Learner and Learning > 930102 Learner and Learning Processes @ 50%
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