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information literacy, student grades, student motivation, redesign program
Cultivating a motivating classroom environment brings a host of benefits to students. By recognizing how information literacy practices can motivate (or demotivate) students, academic librarians can target their information literacy instruction to foster curiosity, creativity, or action within the classroom. In this session, we will present findings from a recent study about the information literacy practices used by disciplinary instructors that can hinder or foster undergraduate student engagement in their classes. Participants will work in small groups to brainstorm ways to redesign information literacy instructional scenarios to promote student engagement, while drawing out student curiosity, creativity, or action.
Fundator, R., Maybee, C., & Flierl, M. (2018). Crushing curiosity: How information literacy can hinder or foster student engagement. Presented at 17th annual Illinois Information Literacy Summit in Palos Hills, IL.