Empowering students to become independent learners

Omar, Davina, McNamara, Katie, McGlamery, Susan and Forster, Marc (2017) Empowering students to become independent learners. In: UWL Teaching and Learning Conference 2017, 29 June 2017, London, UK. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Giving students the skills they need to become independent learners allows them to flourish in both academia and onwards into the world of work. As the students become more confident in finding, evaluating and reading sources, it allows them to investigate deeper into their subjects and contribute fully to their classes. Embedding these skills is a collaboration between librarians and academic staff who each bring unique knowledge and experience. This presentation will look at different ways to embed these skills into the curriculum, using both classroom and online methods. Each level of study requires new skills to be learnt and this presentation will highlight what is needed at each level and how these build on previous knowledge. It will also cover techniques to evaluate how the students have rated their own short and long term benefits from learning these skills and how we plan to track the student’s progress throughout their course.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Library and information sciences
Depositing User: Marc Forster
Date Deposited: 03 Jul 2017 08:33
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2017 12:31
URI: http://repository.uwl.ac.uk/id/eprint/3548

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