ACRL e-Learning Course: Developing Signature Pedagogies in Information Literacy

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Join ACRL for the interactive e-Learning course Developing Signature Pedagogies in Information Literacy to be offered October 21-November 15, 2019.

Signature pedagogies are specific ways of teaching that move students to develop the habits of mind of a professional or disciplinarian. This concept is widely discussed in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning literature in other disciplines, but has yet to make its way into common conversation in information literacy.

Throughout four weeks, course participants will spend time in conversation to deepen their understanding of the mental processes they go through when they work with information, while also discussing commonly used pedagogies to teach information literacy. Participants can expect to engage in readings and discussion about signature pedagogies.

The end product in the course will be a lesson plan that includes the use of an identified pedagogy that teaches habits of mind necessary to be literate in information.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Define signature pedagogies and habits of mind
  • Describe habits of mind necessary to be information literate
  • Identify and explain signature pedagogies in information literacy
  • Develop information literacy lessons that use signature pedagogies

Lauren Hays, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Instructional Technology at the University of Central Missouri. Previously, she was the Instructional and Research Librarian at MidAmerica Nazarene University in Olathe, KS where she enjoyed teaching and being a member of the Faculty Development Committee. She has presented widely on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, including at the annual conference for the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning and she was the 2017 speaker on SoTL for the Association of College and Research Libraries’ Student Learning and Information Literacy Committee’s Midwinter Discussion. Her professional interests include SoTL, teaching, information literacy, educational technology, library and information science education, teacher identity, and academic development.

How to Register
Registration materials are online. Participants who complete the course requirements will receive a certificate of completion.