A central challenge of teaching in an information society is to prepare students for learning, living, and succeeding in a dynamic and tumultuous information landscape. Founded in principles of constructivism and active learning theory, information literacy education aims to equip students with the cross-disciplinary, metacognitive skills required of to use a variety of information sources to increase their understanding of a specific area of curriculum.
The Association of College and Research Libraries’ (ACRL) Framework for Information Literacy in Higher Education is North America’s most widely used model for information literacy education. This session, presented by three McMaster University Librarians, will begin with an introduction to the model and progress through activities related to each of the foundational pillars of the Framework. Participants can expect to leave the workshop with strategies to identify opportunities to integrate information literacy in their interactions with students