Wondering how Instruct works in real-life classrooms? This brief case study illustrates how Teri Catanio, an instructor and Director of the Career Center at Cairn University, PA, used Instruct to increase her students' research and writing abilities--the gains were immediate and persisted long-term, making the professors work easier and the students more successful.
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Here are 3 ways you can utilize Instruct in your course:
1. Before Library instruction
Do your librarians have limited time with students to teach them research and information literacy skills?
2. Scaffold throughout your Course
Are you concerned about having enough time to cover your course’s content and incorporate research instruction into your syllabus?
3. As a Developmental Tool
Do some of your students need a refresher or additional help with how to do research (transfer students, non-traditional students, at risk students)?
Information Literacy (IL) refers to the ability to recognize a need for information and to find, analyze, and synthesize related material from books, articles, websites and more.
A CCBC graduate:
1. Understands the research process is inquiry based and begins with building background knowledge.
|4. Chooses information sources based on criteria appropriate to the assignment.|
|2. Recognizes that there are different types of information that are organized and used in different ways.||5. Values varying points of view in information resources and recognizes their own point of view.|
|3. Identifies key concepts of an open-ended question and broadens or narrows to suit the assignment.||
6. Locates information sources from library databases using basic database functionality and simple search strategies.
7. Uses information ethically.