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Title: Developing Information Literacy and Academic Writing Skills Through the Collaborative Design of an Assessment Task for First Year Engineering Students
Contributor(s): Wilkes, Janelle  (author); Godwin, Julie  (author); Gurney, Lisa J (author)
Publication Date: 2015
DOI: 10.1080/00048623.2015.1062260
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Abstract: In this project, a collaborative three-way partnership approach to assessment design utilising the combined skill set of a lecturer, librarian and first year learning advisor was taken. The project aimed to design a first year assessment task that encouraged success and confidence by allowing for the development of core skills in information literacy and academic writing whilst maintaining disciplinary standards. Team skills were identified, tasks were negotiated and carried out collaboratively, and the process documented and reflections noted. The agreed-upon key tasks underpinning the success of the new scaffolded design were selective topic selection and careful question formulation to improve student engagement and understanding. The new scaffolded approach to assessment was rewarding for staff, and preliminary student feedback suggests an enhanced learning exercise for students.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Australian Academic & Research Libraries, 46(3), p. 164-175
Publisher: Routledge
Place of Publication: United Kingdom
ISSN: 0004-8623
Field of Research (FOR): 091599 Interdisciplinary Engineering not elsewhere classified
080799 Library and Information Studies not elsewhere classified
130212 Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy
Socio-Economic Outcome Codes: 930302 Syllabus and Curriculum Development
890399 Information Services not elsewhere classified
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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