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Friday, June 10 • 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Lofty Conversations, Grounded Teaching: Threshold Concepts, Decoding the Disciplines, and Our Pedagogical Praxis

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Few would deny that developing concrete strategies for teaching threshold concepts like those outlined in the ACRL Framework can be overwhelming. The Decoding the Disciplines process, an approach to instructional planning that begins with identifying where students become "stuck" in the learning process (Pace and Middendorf, 2004), provides a guided but flexible structure for such instructional planning. Participants will be introduced to the Decoding the Disciplines model, explore how Decoding relates to the theory of threshold concepts, apply the Decoding model to identifying their instructional priorities for a teaching scenario, and consider Decoding as a catalyst for cross-disciplinary dialogue. 

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Andrea Baer

Instructional Services Librarian, University of West Georgia
Andrea Baer recently joined the University of West Georgia as an Instructional Services Librarian. Previously she was the Undergraduate Education Librarian at Indiana University Libraries. Andrea also teaches professional development courses on information literacy education at Library... Read More →

Friday June 10, 2016 1:15pm - 2:15pm MDT
Gould Auditorium Open Space Marriott Library (University of Utah campus)