Presentation Type

Lesson Demonstration

Location

Bristol Community College

Start Date

6-12-2019 9:00 AM

End Date

6-12-2019 12:00 PM

Description

First year students in Professor Maureen Reddy's Honors course, Dracula: The Monster (Always!) Returns, were expected to gain an understanding of the critical conversation that surrounds Bram Stoker’s Dracula. As the librarian for English, I met with Professor Reddy’s class to teach students how to search for literary criticism. This semester I developed a lesson that integrated active learning and the concept of “Searching as Strategic Exploration” from the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy. I was interested specifically in helping students to “recognize the value of browsing and other serendipitous methods of information gathering.” The lesson anticipated that students in the class would know more about Dracula than me because it is the entire focus of their course. After a brief introductory lecture on the production of literary criticism, we started the activity that I presented at NELIG on December 6, 2019.

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Dec 6th, 9:00 AM Dec 6th, 12:00 PM

Exploring Dracula Criticism

Bristol Community College

First year students in Professor Maureen Reddy's Honors course, Dracula: The Monster (Always!) Returns, were expected to gain an understanding of the critical conversation that surrounds Bram Stoker’s Dracula. As the librarian for English, I met with Professor Reddy’s class to teach students how to search for literary criticism. This semester I developed a lesson that integrated active learning and the concept of “Searching as Strategic Exploration” from the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy. I was interested specifically in helping students to “recognize the value of browsing and other serendipitous methods of information gathering.” The lesson anticipated that students in the class would know more about Dracula than me because it is the entire focus of their course. After a brief introductory lecture on the production of literary criticism, we started the activity that I presented at NELIG on December 6, 2019.

 

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