Can you teach research in 10 minutes? Embedding information literacy micro-sessions in module programmes

  • Rachael Hunter Coventry University London

Abstract

This case study discusses the inception and continued delivery of 10-minute micro research skills sessions within two entrepreneurship modules at Coventry University London. The case study starts with an explanation of how and why the project was developed. Its rationale was underpinned by both established, current bite-sized learning research, and established psychological and neural evidence. This paper describes how these practices are used in the workplace to promote continuous professional development and disseminate company information for training purposes. Discussing both the delivery and skills content, this paper explains the methods used by the Information and Skills Development Specialist (ISDS) in each 10-minute session to engage students and embed database searching skills in to their routine study practices. It also explains how this practice has been adopted by students and how the skills have been embedded to enhance their final business pitches at the end of their modules.

Author Biography

Rachael Hunter, Coventry University London

Rachael Hunter is the Information and Skills Development Specialist at Coventry University London. She has worked in further and higher education, and has a special interest in embedding skills development in course and lesson design.

Published
2020-12-15
How to Cite
Hunter, R. (2020) “Can you teach research in 10 minutes? Embedding information literacy micro-sessions in module programmes”, Journal of Learning Development in Higher Education. Plymouth, UK, (19). doi: 10.47408/jldhe.vi19.606.