Location

Portland State University, Portland, Oregon

Start Date

24-7-2014 11:15 AM

End Date

24-7-2014 12:15 PM

Subjects

Information literacy -- Study and teaching -- Congresses, Library instruction

Description

As our college campuses grow increasingly racially and ethnically diverse, it is essential to the sustainability of our library instruction programs that we understand teaching and learning in a cultural context. Librarians at the University of Washington Bothell and Cascadia Community College strive to design information literacy instruction that facilitates an inclusive, diverse space where multiple modes of communication are developed and rewarded. In this presentation, we will share examples of our own successes and failures designing culturally responsive information literacy sessions and discuss strategies for introducing culturally-grounded participation, problem-solving, and discourse styles into library instruction. We encourage participants to bring lesson plans, worksheets, and assessment activities to the workshop where we will provide time and guidance to revise those materials with reference to culturally responsive pedagogy. Together, we will compile ideas and examples of culturally responsive teaching, assessment, and communication practices in the information literacy classroom.

Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/14525

LIWest14-lazzaro-handout.pdf (206 kB)
This is a handout which accompanies: Opening Our Information Literacy Classrooms to Culturally Responsive Pedagogy

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Jul 24th, 11:15 AM Jul 24th, 12:15 PM

Opening Our Information Literacy Classrooms to Culturally Responsive Pedagogy

Portland State University, Portland, Oregon

As our college campuses grow increasingly racially and ethnically diverse, it is essential to the sustainability of our library instruction programs that we understand teaching and learning in a cultural context. Librarians at the University of Washington Bothell and Cascadia Community College strive to design information literacy instruction that facilitates an inclusive, diverse space where multiple modes of communication are developed and rewarded. In this presentation, we will share examples of our own successes and failures designing culturally responsive information literacy sessions and discuss strategies for introducing culturally-grounded participation, problem-solving, and discourse styles into library instruction. We encourage participants to bring lesson plans, worksheets, and assessment activities to the workshop where we will provide time and guidance to revise those materials with reference to culturally responsive pedagogy. Together, we will compile ideas and examples of culturally responsive teaching, assessment, and communication practices in the information literacy classroom.