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Invitation to Participate in Focus Group About Student Information-Literacy Misconceptions

(via Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

If you are a librarian serving first-year college students, you are invited to sign up to participate in a focus group about student information-literacy misconceptions. Each focus group will be held online using Blackboard Collaborate Ultra and will last 90 minutes. More information is below.

The process of learning includes not only success in developing knowledge, skills, and abilities but also mistakes and errors that impede such success. In any domain of learning, instructors will have developed a sense of the typical errors learners make. Wiggins and McTigue, in Understanding by Design (2005), term these “predictable misunderstandings” and encourage consideration of them in the instructional design process in order to anticipate and overcome learner misconceptions. There has been limited systematic investigation and documentation of predictable misunderstandings in information-literacy learning in higher education. This research project is intended to begin to fill that gap.

To learn more about this study and/or to indicate your interest in participating in a focus group, please go here. Contact Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe (ljanicke@illinois.edu) if you have any questions.

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