Purdue University’s Libraries, with the Center for Instructional Excellence, International Programs, and Office of Diversity and Inclusion are proud to present:
Faces and Spaces of Information Literacy: With International Students in Mind
Dr. Hilary Hughes
Associate Professor, Faculty of Education
Queensland University of Technology (QUT)
Tuesday, August 2, 2016
8:30 a.m. — 1:30 p.m.
International students bring richly varied knowledge and capabilities to study at their host universities. However, settling into an unfamiliar learning environment can be challenging for anyone. Librarians and educators play a vital role in the transition and ongoing academic success of international students through culturally-aware information literacy education. This support enables international students to thrive by developing their familiarity with the faces and spaces of the new university and its particular academic approaches and information-using conventions.
Culturally-aware information literacy education, like any vibrant learning process, can raise dilemmas for librarians and educators. So in this workshop we shall share puzzles, ideas, and strategies for enhancing the experience of information literacy learning in culturally diverse higher education contexts. The inclusive informed learning principles that underpin the workshop ensure that the outcomes will support international and domestic students alike.
The workshop will present a values-based approach to information literacy education, with a particular focus on enhancing the learning experience and outcomes of international students. It will foster participation in a mix of discussion, problem-solving, and snapshot presentations related to:
- Who and what you or your library values (or does not value) in your approach to information literacy education and the implications for supporting international students
- Dilemmas that you or your library experience in supporting international students’ information literacy education
- Designing international-friendly spaces for information literacy learning
- Innovative information literacy theory and practice
Using a flipped learning approach, two readings you will receive before the workshop will offer you an informed perspective for participation.
Registration Fee: $45 (waived for Purdue Faculty and Staff but registration is required)
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, July 26, 2016
For more information about the program, please contact Sharon Weiner at email@example.com.