A research article by Amy J. Catalano, Ed.D, associate professor of library sciences and education/health science librarian, has been named to the American Library Association Library Instruction Round Table’s Top Twenty list of best instruction literature for 2015.
“The Effect of a Situated Learning Environment in a Distance Education Information Literacy Course” was published in the September 2015 issue of the Journal of Academic Librarianship. Dr. Catalano’s research found that teaching models based on the principles of situated learning, or learning in which an expert models a skill and presents the lesson in an authentic, problem-based situation, better helped students use their knowledge in real-world settings.
Her paper was chosen from among almost 140 articles reviewed by the selection committee. The Library Instruction Round Table (LIRT) will publish an announcement of all 20 selected articles for 2015 in the June issue of LIRT News.