Information Literacy symposium coming Aug. 13

July 12, 2012

Purdue's 2012 Information Literacy Research Symposium on Aug. 13 will feature an afternoon of exploring Six Frames for Informed Learning, guided by an expert from Australia.

Faculty and staff are invited to register and join Christine Bruce of Queensland University of Technology in considering this question: How do we teach undergraduates to use information in ways that support college-level learning?

The symposium is set for 1-5 p.m. in Hicks Undergraduate Library, Room B848, sponsored by Purdue University Libraries and Discovery Learning Research Center. Refreshments will be provided. There is no fee, but registration at
is required due to a limit of 75 participants. The deadline to register is Aug. 3.

Bruce is a professor in the Faculty of Information Technology at QUT, which is in Brisbane, Australia. "Informed learning" refers to a pedagogy for teaching undergraduates how to use information in subject-focused learning contexts. The Six Frames model is designed to allow reflection on and analysis of how students are taught to use information within a discipline-focused classroom. Participants will explore the different frames by working in groups to design example learning modules using the informed learning model. 

Bruce has written extensively about teaching and learning including information literacy, information technology learning, graduate capabilities, and research study and supervision.