From Stumbling Blocks to Building Blocks: Using Threshold Concepts to Teach Information Literacy Sunday, June 29, 2014, 1:00pm to 2:30pm Las Vegas Convention Center S219
Featuring speakers Amy Hofer, Korey Brunetti, and Lori Townsend
Over the past decade, the “threshold concept” has emerged as a valuable tool for educators seeking to improve teaching and learning in higher education. The term refers to the core ideas and “ways of thinking and practicing” that are characteristic of a discipline but that students often find difficult to grasp. This program explores ways that librarians can use the threshold concept model to make information literacy instruction more relevant, meaningful, and exciting to students.