Tales of a three-year journey to integrating academic and information literacy skills in an education course
Keywords:academic literacies, academic skills integration, collaboration, education, embedded learning development
This session explored the journey to integrating academic and information literacy skills into CCCU’s BA in primary education. The session began by presenting a rationale for the project and the principles underpinning it, in particular, by referring to the Academic Literacies approach. The presentation subsequently introduced the staged approach taken to fully integrate learning development work into the curriculum, including concrete examples of what that integration looked like for a range of modules. The presenter also introduced staff and student feedback from the ongoing project, and a range of future steps which will be taken to continue the process of integration. A key aspect of the session included reference to: (a) how this process has allowed students to navigate academic expectations at different points in the course; (b) staff’s perceptions on the value of the collaboration needed to realise this project.
Quinney, A., Lamont, C., Biggins, D. and Holley, D. (2017) “Optimising disruptive approaches: extending academic roles and identities in higher education”, Journal of Learning Development in Higher Education, 2, pp.1-14.
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