What Kind of Animal Are You? Inserting the Unexpected to Enhance Learning

Bell, Colleen What Kind of Animal Are You? Inserting the Unexpected to Enhance Learning., 2010 . In BC Library Conference, Pentiction, British-Columbia (Canada), 22-24 April 2010. (Unpublished) [Presentation]


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English abstract

Do your learners giggle and chortle in your classes? Does an excited buzz take over when you give them a task to do? Do they fight over which of the prepared questions they're going to ask during your library tour (and do they share these questions with their friends in other classes)? Do they react with surprise and secret delight to your online tutorial? Gaining your learners' attention can be challenging – everything from texting and Facebook to multiple academic and personal priorities are taking up valuable space in your learners' heads at any given moment. Sometimes the most effective teaching tool is the element of surprise – inserting the unexpected, thereby allowing you to gain or regain attention, if only for long enough to make your next point. In this session you'll be introduced to a number of ways to not only gain attention, but also generate buzz, excitement and interest among your learners.

Item type: Presentation
Keywords: attention, memory, multitasking, cognitive model of learning, library tour, online tutorial
Subjects: A. Theoretical and general aspects of libraries and information. > AC. Relationship of LIS with other fields .
C. Users, literacy and reading. > CD. User training, promotion, activities, education.
Depositing user: Colleen Bell
Date deposited: 04 May 2010
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:16
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10760/14524


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