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Title:Community Informatics Studio: Designing Experiential Learning to Support Teaching, Research, and Practice
Author(s):Wolske, Martin; Rhinesmith, Colin; Kumar, Beth
Subject(s):Community Informatics
Studio Pedagogy
Studio-Based Learning
experiential learning
Community Engagement
Community Engagement course
popular education
Abstract:This paper introduces a model of experiential learning to support teaching, research, and practice in library and information science (LIS). The concept we call Community Informatics (CI) Studio uses studio-based learning (SBL) to support enculturation into the field of CI. The SBL approach, closely related to John Dewey’s inquiry-based learn- ing, is rooted in the apprenticeship model of learning in which students study with mas- ter designers or artists to develop their craft. Our paper begins with a review of literature to frame our research before introducing our analysis of the CI Studio course. Using the first three semesters of the course as case studies, the goal of the paper was to pres- ent three related investigations that emerged from our over-arching research question: How can the CI Studio be understood as a model of experiential learning to support LIS teaching, research, and practice?
Issue Date:2014-04
Publisher:Journal of Education for Library and Information Science
Citation Info:Wolske, M., Rhinesmith, C. and Kumar, B. (2014). Community Informatics Studio: Designing Experiential Education Learning to Support Teaching, Research, and Practice. Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 55(2), 166-177.
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Peer Reviewed:is peer reviewed
Date Available in IDEALS:2014-05-01

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