Information literacy scholar, Dr. Christine Bruce, presented the 2012 Information Literacy Research Symposium on August 13, 2012 in Hicks Undergraduate Library, Room B848. This event was co-sponsored by the Purdue University Libraries and the Discovery Learning and Research Center (DLRC).
Dr. Bruce outlined informed learning, a pedagogy for teaching how to use information in subject-focused learning contexts. She had the 56 attendees work in groups with a model called the Six Frames for Informed Learning, that helped us to reflect on and analyze how we teach students to use information within our discipline-focused classrooms. The day after the Symposium, Dr. Bruce had lunch with faculty involved with course redesign in the Instruction Matters: Purdue Academic Course Transformation (IMPACT) initiative. Later on Tuesday, she met with Purdue librarians to discuss information literacy instruction.
Dr. Bruce is a Professor in the Faculty of Information Technology at Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in Brisbane, Australia. She has written extensively about teaching and learning including information literacy, information technology learning, graduate capabilities, and research study and supervision.