No need to go big: Teaching Framework concepts with small teaching

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The ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education encourages librarians to engage students with big ideas related to information creation, access, and use.1 One way that librarians may be able to do this is through a small teaching approach. In Small Teaching: Everyday Lessons from the Science of Learning,2 James M. Lang uses insights from educational research to highlight small instructional interventions that support student learning. Although Lang does not specifically call out librarians as instructors, some of these strategies could be used to engage students with Framework concepts, even within a single session.



information literacy, Framework for Information Literacy, Small Teaching


Hammons, J. (2021). No need to go big: Teaching Framework concepts with small teaching. College & Research Libraries News, 82(1), 20.