LOEX Conference Proceedings 2010

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Expansion: Utilizing Nontraditional Instruction Methods

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Problem-based Learning (PBL) is a student-centered instructional strategy in which students collaboratively solve problems and reflect on their experiences. PBL provides an innovative format for integrating Information Literacy into course assignments. A Problem-based Learning activity in a Political Science course at Elmhurst College gave a librarian and a political science professor an opportunity to collaborate on an assignment which integrates problem-based learning information literacy instruction, based on ACRL Political Science Research Competency Guidelines, into the course assignment. Our presentation will describe our process of collaboration in developing the resulting assignment and instruction sessions, as well as some preliminary assessment information.