Library Instruction West 2020
Seattle, Washington
July 22-24
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Thursday, July 23 • 11:00am - 12:15pm
Metacognitive Information Literacy Assessment: Putting Students at the Center

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Oregon librarians have created a metacognitive self-assessment tool for information literacy that is derived from threshold concepts articulated in the ACRL Framework. As part of three years of research and testing, the instrument was tested for use in fall 2019 with students in 20 foundational writing courses, and several first-year-experience courses in a community college setting. Session participants will learn about the development of the tool and some ways it’s been used in teaching, as well as a critical reflection on its potential to empower IL learners.

A 2017 report from the National Institute for Learning Outcome Assessment titled “Equity in Assessment” calls for culturally responsive practices in both curriculum and assessment. Panelists will discuss how, when used thoughtfully, a metacognitive assessment approach has the potential to increase equity by positioning students as experts on their own learning, and holds promise for transferring skills and knowledge. We will also discuss the challenges presented by teaching with self-reflection and question whether it moves us towards a more just and equitable curriculum.
The panelists will include the librarians who led the research project to develop the self-reflection assessment for information literacy, an instructor who has been using the metacognitive tool in teaching this year, and an information literacy student who has used the self-assessment as part of their college experience.

The panel will critically consider the various audiences this assessment could serve, and discuss from their perspectives the implications of the shift to a metacognitive approach.


Sara Robertson

Librarian, Portland Community College

Thursday July 23, 2020 11:00am - 12:15pm AST
HUB 334 (Seats 60)

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