Share Paper: Guiding Students in Collaborative Writing of Wikipedia Articles – How to Get Beyond the Black Box Practice in Information Literacy Instruction?

  1. Eero Sormunen, University of Tampere, Finland
  2. Tuulikki Alamettälä, University of Tampere, Finland
Thursday, June 26 4:30 PM-5:00 PM B3110

Abstract: This paper reports the findings of a case study on teachers’ practices in guiding students on a Wikipedia writing assignment in information literacy (IL) instruction. The point of departure is the tension between traditional teacher-centred pedagogical practices and learner-centred assignments. The concept of the Wikipedia writing assignment was developed by a team of literature teachers. A history teacher applied the assignment in her class and made it possible to collect comparative data from another subject. Guided Inquiry – a research-based teaching model for information literacy instruction – was used as an analytical framework to compare two case courses. The findings ...