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From Stumbling Blocks to Building Blocks: Using Threshold Concepts to Teach Information Literacy

Sunday, June 29, 2014
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm, US/Pacific

Over the past decade, the “threshold concept” has emerged as a valuable tool for educators seeking to improve teaching and learning in higher education. The term refers to the core ideas and “ways of thinking and practicing” that are characteristic of a discipline but that students often find difficult to grasp. This program explores ways that librarians can use the threshold concept model to make information literacy instruction more relevant, meaningful, and exciting to students.

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Will the presentation slides be available for this session?

Lizz Zitron's picture

Yes! They should be up in a matter of weeks. ALA usually gets these up within a few weeks after Annual. I plan to keep checking back here.

Cheers, Lizz

Lizz Zitron

Instruction Librarian, Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, WA