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Foothills to Fourteeners: Preparing Students for Research in the Real World: Home

Guide for Library Instruction West 2016 conference presentation.


How do we convey the importance of research skills outside of academic contexts? How do we position students as lifelong learners? How can we show transferability of research skills from academic to real world problems? Preparing students to find credible, reliable information even after their subscription access has ended is often an indirect goal for instruction librarians but is rarely the focus of a standalone research workshop. This case study highlights how Keller’s ARCS Model of Motivational Design and Problem-Based Learning can be used to scaffold research skills for life beyond college. These frameworks are effective for engaging nontraditional students and can be adapted to even one-shot classes to build students’ research skills through simulations of real-life research scenarios. 

Attendees will be able to:

  • Analyze ARCS Model of Motivational Design and Problem-Based Learning for applicability to information literacy
  • Explain how a library instruction session was designed to contribute to students’ lifelong learning

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Linds Roberts
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