The thing about failing: Exploring a research assignment for re-admitted students
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Two librarians at Dalhousie have partnered with an existing learning skills summer program for re-admitted students. We aimed to help students develop better research practices, and my role was to design an IL session and assignment. Our total efforts were threefold: (1) classroom instruction focusing on high-level concepts that align with the program’s mandate to help students break unproductive habits; (2) a Wikipedia-editing research assignment; (3) one-on-one sessions to reinforce concepts and skills to complete the assignment. This session will focus specifically on the IL session and research assignment. Following this presentation, attendees will gain - Examples of how the ACRL Framework could be used as inspiration for a research assignment - Examples of how a Wikipedia editing assignment can be adapted to the one-shot environment - Ideas for partnering with other university stakeholders to promote student retention
McNiff, L. (2016, January). The thing about failing: Exploring a research assignment for re-admitted students. Presentation at Ontario Library Association Superconference, Toronto, ON.