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Back Cover book description
Informed Learning Applications: Insights from Research and Practice describes various practices using and extending Christine Bruce’s informed learning theory from a range of learning spaces from schools to universities. Chen and Chen address integrated information literacy instruction in Taiwanese elementary schools by joining the Big 6 model, inquiry-based learning, and Bruce’s Six Frames. Woods and Cummins apply universal design in teaching first-year university students about the research process within the discipline of documentary filmmaking using library guides. Tucker blends informed learning with Meyer and Land’s threshold concepts to redesign master’s courses and uses information experience to assess students’ transformed learning experiences and relationships with information. Leek and Brown train university speech center peer tutors and recommend revising public speaking communication curricula. Ranger creates a model of relational liaising by applying Bakhtinian leadership principles to academic librarianship and gives examples that combine informed learning and scholarly communication. Fundator and Maybee transform the role of librarians in higher education to “informed learning developers.” Cunningham uses blended models that represents stakeholders’ information literacy conceptions and perceptions of their information context to promote learning in an international school community. Whitworth and Webster observe postgraduate students as they negotiate power and authority through resistance in their online communication practices. Informed Learning Applications focuses on integrating approaches to learning, featuring librarian praxis and collaboration with disciplinary instructors.
Market for the book (who'd be interested in purchasing the book and using the content):
librarians, libraries, academic faculty, professors, instructors, elementary/primary teachers, secondary/high school teachers, schools, colleges, universities.
Describe the practice of informed learning and emerging theoretical development in a book. The book focuses on a range of appropriate learning spaces including schools, colleges, universities and other organizations.
Informed Learning Applications is focused on a wide range of emerging practice including librarian collaboration with disciplinary faculty, illustrating design, lessons, rubrics, the integration of scholarly communication and information literacy, or radical information literacy.
Chapters are either authored singly or are co-authored, about:
- Types of scholarship/creative communication acts valued, engaged in, taught to students
- How librarians and classroom teachers best partner to bring students into their disciplinary information and communication practices
- Using informed learning for staff development
- Designing informed learning experiences, face-to-face or online
Synopsis & keywords
Librarians collaborate with classroom teachers to professors to improve student learning in this book that contributes to the broader, global educational and library and information science conversation. The description of informed learning practices in different disciplines fills a gap for educators from elementary to postgraduate levels.
Keywords: informed learning, information literacy, collaboration, transformative learning, education
Informed Learning Applications: Insights from Research and Practice describes various practices using and extending Christine Bruce’s informed learning theory from a range of learning spaces from schools to universities. Chapters address integrated information literacy instruction in Taiwanese elementary schools, using blended models to promote learning in an international school community, connecting informed learning and design experiment approaches when teaching students disciplinary information and communication practices, training public speaking peer-tutors in university communication centers, advancing first-year university student learning about the research process and the discipline using library research guides, designing curriculum for masters students via the dual frameworks of informed learning and threshold concepts, and observing postgraduate students as they negotiate power and authority. Informed Learning Applications focuses on integrating approaches to learning, featuring librarian praxis and collaboration with disciplinary instructors.