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Friday, May 8 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Teaching Contextual Authority to First Year Students Using a Bracket-Style Information Tournament

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We will pit sources against each other in a battle to determine the most authoritative source for shifting information needs. Join us in playing, revising, and adapting a lightning-fast instructional game in which students must evaluate and defend the authority of an information source for a given scenario. Workshop participants will develop a scalable bracket activity which acts as a gateway for students to enter the scholarly conversation, demonstrates that information needs are highly contextual, and shows that information literacy can have high stakes for all of us.

Participants will:
  • Be able to implement an innovative and flexible instructional activity in order to teach and assess source evaluation techniques at their own institution.


Natalie Mahan

Undergraduate Learning Specialist, University of Kansas

Samantha Bishop Simmons

Undergraduate Learning Specialist, University of Kansas

Friday May 8, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT