Information literacy for today's diverse students : differentiated instructional techniques for academic librarians
- Alex Berrio Matamoros.
- Santa Barbara, California : Libraries Unlimited, 
- Physical description
- 1 online resource (159 pages) : illustrations
- Matamoros, Alex Berrio, author.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Overcoming the limitations of traditional teaching methods with differentiated instruction
- The impact of cultural diversity on learning
- Preparing for differentiated instruction
- Techniques and tools for differentiating content delivery
- Techniques and tools for differentiating process
- Techniques and tools for differentiating product
- Implementing differentiated instruction.
- Publisher's summary
This book helps students from diverse backgrounds and with various learning styles to master the material they learn with these practical examples for librarians teaching higher education information literacy. Cultural influences in students' lives-often tied to aspects of their background such as ethnicity, national origin, socioeconomic status, gender, and religion-play a large role in determining how they learn. Learning styles additionally differ among students, making it difficult to know how to best support all students. This book introduces academic instruction librarians to a differentiated instruction (DI) approach that will help them to offer students a choice of how to engage with course content, assess their understanding of the material, and demonstrate mastery of the material to the instructor, allowing students to actively participate in their education. It explains various instructional techniques used in DI and provides detailed, step-by-step examples for implementing educational technology tools supporting each technique. Accompanying the examples are tips for overcoming known challenges in implementation and best practices for successful adoption of the techniques. Readers will understand how to begin using the most popular types of educational technology tools for academic information literacy instruction. Explains differentiated instruction and its benefits for both teaching and learning Helps readers to understand how students' cultural diversity and different learning styles can affect how they learn Offers quick access to practical examples, tips, and best practices for using several DI tools and techniques that teachers can easily follow to save time and effort and avoid common problems Answers frequently asked questions about implementing DI.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
- Information literacy > Study and teaching (Higher)
- Academic libraries > Relations with faculty and curriculum.
- Individualized instruction.
- Bibliothèques universitaires > Relations avec le corps enseignant et le programme d'études.
- Enseignement individualisé.
- LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Library & Information Science / General
- Publication date
- 9781440862083 electronic book
- 1440862087 electronic book
- 9781440862076 paperback ; alkaline paper
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