Using Visual Materials to Teach Information Literacy Outside the Arts Curriculum
Information literacy, Arts, Higher education, Primary sources
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.
Keeran, P., Bowers, J., Crowe, K., & Korfitzen, K. (2019). Using visual materials to teach information literacy outside the arts curriculum. Art Documentation 38(1), 141-158. https://doi.org/10.1086/702894