Using Visual Materials to Teach Information Literacy Outside the Arts Curriculum

Using Visual Materials to Teach Information Literacy Outside the Arts Curriculum by Peggy Keeran, Jennifer Bowers, Katherine Crowe and Kristen Korfitzen

Students in non-arts disciplines generally are not taught to read and interpret visual images in the same way that those in the arts are taught. As a result, students in non-arts disciplines are often uncertain how to incorporate visual primary sources into their research. Using several of the frames outlined in the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education as an overarching structure, as well as the pedagogical model outlined in TeachArchives.org that focuses on active learning techniques, the authors outline their instructional techniques for teaching students to work with, and even interrogate, visual resources in a non-arts-based classroom.

[This article is an expansion of a paper presented at the ARLIS/NA conference held in New York, New York, in February 2018.]

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