Proponents and practitioners of the open web also bear responsibility for the missed opportunities in higher education. In retrospect, temperamental preferences for DIY culture, relentless tinkering and experimentation, and indulging the delightful paradoxes of ill-structured problems has not served to promote the adoption of open online tools in the wider culture. Whereas innovators and early adopters tend to have a relatively high tolerance for chaos, higher education as a whole does not (and arguably cannot). Railing against the academy's failure to embrace a perceived risk can be dismal fun for many of us, but an honest appraisal of our own missteps has to be in the mix.
What do we teach when we teach information literacy in higher education? This paper describes a pedagogical approach to information literacy that helps instructors focus content around transformative learning thresholds. The threshold concept framework holds promise for librarians because it grounds the instructor in the big ideas and underlying concepts that make information literacy exciting and worth learning about. This paper looks at how this new idea relates to existing standards and posits several threshold concepts for information literacy.
Threshold concepts are a theory of teaching and learning proposed by two British
educators, Jan Meyer and Ray Land. Threshold concepts can be used for teaching information literacy and could inform the Standards revision as well. There are five definitional criteria that make a concept a threshold concept
Working in partnership with students is a sophisticated and effective way of developing student engagement and enhancing learning and teaching. Partnership with students is a central theme of the HEA’s work and cuts across our other key areas of assessment, employability, flexible pedagogies and retention and success. That's why we provide a range of tools and guidance to support student partnership development.
Peter Mika. The Semantic Web - ISWC 2005, Proceedings of the 4th International Semantic Web Conference, ISWC 2005, Galway, Ireland, November 6-10, volume 3729 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science, page 522-536. Springer, (2005)