Collaboration and Problem-Based Learning: Integrating Information Literacy into a Political Science Course

Peg Cook, Mary Walsh
2012 Communications in Information Literacy  
This paper details the collaborative efforts of a reference librarian and a political science professor to meld seamlessly the study of politics with the acquisition of information literacy skills using a problem-based learning approach. Students in an introductory American Government class were engaged in a group project in which they acted as media consultants for the political candidate of their choice. Two information literacy sessions were embedded into the project. ACRL Information
more » ... y Standards were used to generate and assess performance outcomes. Student feedback, as well as pre-test and post-test results, indicate that a problem-based approach to enhancing information literacy in political science courses effectively engages students interest and improves students' information literacy skills. 59 [ARTICLE]
doi:10.15760/comminfolit.2012.6.1.118 fatcat:bjvwirbrc5fplatsstir34ncai