RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 123968252 LA English T1 Teaching information literacy : a conceptual approach A1 Gavin, Christy,, PB Scarecrow Press PP Lanham, Md. YR 2008 SN 9780810852020 0810852020 AB "A great challenge most new and experienced instructors face is to create and deliver diverse, dynamic instruction that provides students with the tools and knowledge they need to conduct research for their courses and carry those skills to the workplace. Teaching Information Literacy: A Conceptual Approach meets that challenge by providing teaching librarians and others who deliver instruction in information literacy fresh approaches to teaching specific concepts, such as developing a topic and thesis, constructing Boolean searches, and evaluating the credibility of a source." "The primary pedagogical framework for this book is a concept-based approach that teaches students the information-seeking strategies and critical-thinking abilities needed for effective research. Crucial to this approach is the emphasis on thinking skills, which include basic (observing, comparing, contrasting, and classifying) and more complex (analysis, logical reasoning, problem solving, and evaluating) skills." "Chapters include a set of learning objectives, followed by class activities, instructor guides, and assessment tools. Teaching Information Literacy will assist instructors in developing custom assessment instruments and help them adapt pertinent content to deepen and enliven lectures."--Jacket.