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Information Literacy Instructor's Resource: Situated learning research and writing assignments

This LibGuide provides information and resources for instructors who want to integrate information literacy instruction and assignments into their courses.

Creating Authentic, Situated Learning Scenarios

This slideshow details the advantages of authentic, situated learning for students and faculty.  It also offers direction in creating situated learning scenarios that teach and enhance IL and critical-thinking skills.

Research-Based Proposal Essay

This situated assignment is a reworking of a typical Freshman Composition assignment, the general research paper or proposal essay.  It's been revised to include a context that gives students a reason for doing the research, i.e., writing required by post-graduation professional work.

Contact the Author

Contact Dr. Carol Leibiger at: or 605-677-6089.

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