Presentation Types

Lightning Talk

Start Date

27-10-2020 11:00 AM

End Date

27-10-2020 11:10 AM

Keywords

Writing-Intensive Courses, Collaborative Assignments and Projects

Description

This lightning talk will introduce attendees to Western Libraries’ Integrated Academic Literacies Practicum, a 1-credit course designed to help underserved students build agency over their learning and empower participation in academic discourse. Through a partnership with the Hacherl Research & Writing Studio, this course pairs students with peer mentors who provide long-term scaffolding in a variety of academic literacies, including listening, speaking, reading, writing, and research. Students determine their learning goals at the beginning of the quarter (usually based on their coursework) and meet weekly with a peer mentor to practice and reflect on strategies for making progress towards those goals. Assessment is through reflection exercises designed to strengthen metacognitive awareness of one’s strengths and learning preferences.

Emily Spracklin is a Teaching & Learning Librarian at Western Washington University. She has an MLIS from the iSchool at the University of Washington and a background in English language teaching.

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Oct 27th, 11:00 AM Oct 27th, 11:10 AM

Fostering Agency Through Peer-to-Peer Learning: Western Libraries’ Practicum in Integrated Academic Literacies

This lightning talk will introduce attendees to Western Libraries’ Integrated Academic Literacies Practicum, a 1-credit course designed to help underserved students build agency over their learning and empower participation in academic discourse. Through a partnership with the Hacherl Research & Writing Studio, this course pairs students with peer mentors who provide long-term scaffolding in a variety of academic literacies, including listening, speaking, reading, writing, and research. Students determine their learning goals at the beginning of the quarter (usually based on their coursework) and meet weekly with a peer mentor to practice and reflect on strategies for making progress towards those goals. Assessment is through reflection exercises designed to strengthen metacognitive awareness of one’s strengths and learning preferences.

Emily Spracklin is a Teaching & Learning Librarian at Western Washington University. She has an MLIS from the iSchool at the University of Washington and a background in English language teaching.