Informed Learning Applications: Insights from Research and Practice Vol: 46

Kim L. Ranger
Grand Valley State University, USA

Product Details
26 Aug 2019
Emerald Publishing Limited
160 pages - 152 x 229mm
Advances in Librarianship
Informed Learning Applications: Insights from Research and Practice is the latest volume of rigorous research in the Advances in Librarianship series. Edited by experienced librarian Kim L. Ranger, the eight contributions to this volume describe various practices using and extending Christine Bruce's informed learning theory from a range of educational spaces, from schools to universities.  
Chen and Chen address integrated information literacy instruction in Taiwanese elementary schools by joining the Big6 model, inquiry-based learning, and Bruce's Six Frames. Woods and Cummins apply universal design in teaching first-year university students about the research process within the discipline of documentary filmmaking using library guides. Tucker blends informed learning with Meyer and Land's threshold concepts to redesign master's courses and uses information experience to assess students' transformed learning experiences and relationships with information. Leek and Brown train university speech center peer tutors and recommend revising public speaking communication curricula. Ranger creates a model of relational liaising by applying Bakhtinian leadership principles to academic librarianship and gives examples that combine informed learning and scholarly communication. Fundator and Maybee transform the role of librarians in higher education to "informed learning developers." Cunningham uses blended models that represents stakeholders' information literacy conceptions and perceptions of their information context to promote learning in an international school community. Whitworth and Webster observe postgraduate students as they negotiate power and authority through resistance in their online communication practices.  
Informed Learning Applications focuses on integrating approaches to learning, featuring librarian praxis and collaboration with disciplinary instructors. It is the ideal read for academic librarians and researchers looking to explore how to facilitate learning.
Preface; Christine Bruce 
Introduction; Kim L. Ranger 
1. The Six Frames in Schools: Practices from Taiwan; Lin Ching Chen and Yaw-Huei Chen 
2. Simultaneous Learning about Research and Filmmaking: Informed Learning and Research Guides; Shelley Woods and Kathleen Cummins 
3. Beyond Information Literacy: Rethinking Approaches to the College Public Speaking Curriculum; Danielle R. Leek and Carl J. Brown 
4. Ways of Learning of Information Professionals: Concepts, Roles, and Strategies; Virginia M. Tucker 
5. Relational Liaising to Integrate Informed Learning into the Disciplinary Classroom; Kim L. Ranger 
6. Academic Librarians as Informed Learning Developers; Rachel Fundator and Clarence Maybee 
7. Information Literacy (IL) 'Without Borders': The Future of IL Education; Veronica Cunningham 
8. Power and Resistance in Informed Learning; Andrew Whitworth and Lee Webster
Kim L. Ranger, Liaison Librarian at Grand Valley State University, holds a Master of Information and Library Studies from the University of Michigan. Ranger spent her 1999 and 2017 sabbaticals studying information literacy in Brisbane, Australia. Ranger produced a peer-reviewed, open access book titled Seventh-day Quaker: A Spiritual Memoir (2016).

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