Information Literacy for Today's Diverse Students: Differentiated Instructional Techniques for Academic Librarians, 1st Edition

  • Alex Berrio Matamoros
  • Published By: Libraries Unlimited
  • ISBN-10: 1440862087
  • ISBN-13: 9781440862083
  • DDC: 025.5
  • 176 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2019 | Published/Released April 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2019

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Cultural influences in students' lives-often tied to aspects of their background such as ethnicity, national origin, socioeconomic status, gender, and religion-play a large role in determining how they learn. Learning styles additionally differ among students, making it difficult to know how to best support all students. This book introduces academic instruction librarians to a differentiated instruction (DI) approach that will help them to offer students a choice of how to engage with course content, assess their understanding of the material, and demonstrate mastery of the material to the instructor, allowing students to actively participate in their education. It explains various instructional techniques used in DI and provides detailed, step-by-step examples for implementing educational technology tools supporting each technique. Accompanying the examples are tips for overcoming known challenges in implementation and best practices for successful adoption of the techniques.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Overcoming the Limitations of Traditional Teaching Methods with Differentiated Instruction.
2: The Impact of Cultural Diversity on Learning.
3: Preparing for Differentiated Instruction.
4: Techniques and Tools for Differentiating Content Delivery.
5: Techniques and Tools for Differentiating Process.
6: Techniques and Tools for Differentiating Product.
7: Implementing Differentiated Instruction.
About the Author.