From Active Learning to Activity: Getting Beyond Busy Work and into Deep Learning

Document Type


Journal/Book Title/Conference

Workshop for Instruction in Library Use (WILU)

Publication Date

May 2010


This session will report on an ethnographic study of an English composition class. The researcher observed the class for an entire semester and conducted focus groups and interviews with students and the instructor. The session will describe key activities from the class, including reflections on motivation and learning by both instructors and students. It will conclude with a discussion of how the research findings can help librarians design instruction that engages learners more deeply.

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