Teaching techniques

This section will introduce you to a range of resources that will help you enhance your teaching techniques.

Handbook for Information Literacy Teaching (HILT) is designed to support subject librarians at Cardiff University to develop their information literacy teaching. The Handbook introduces key issues in advocating and teaching information literacy, details tips and techniques for successful IL lesson planning and teaching, and provides case studies of good practice. Whilst it was developed by University of Cardiff librarians for use in Higher Education, its content is relevant across sectors. It is also available for re-purposing under a CC BY 4.0 licence.

Further sources:

Top IL teaching tips These short ‘top tips’ videos were recorded by information literacy practitioners as entries to the 2015 CILIP Conference prize draw.
HEA teaching toolkits: an A-Z list The Higher Education Academy’s (HEA)  A-Z list of toolkit resources designed to help educators enhance their teaching practice and to improve student learning outcomes. The toolkits are relevant to teaching across sectors. Featured topics include:

Questioning techniques: research-based strategies for teachers Questioning is a widely-used method for assessing learners’ current understanding and tracking their progress in a lesson. This page provides tips for effective and varied approaches to questioning while teaching.
Solve a teaching problem Carnegie Mellon’s Eberly Center for Teaching Excellence and Teaching Innovation offer suggested solutions to a list of frequently experienced teaching problems. Example issues include poor behaviour and etiquette, lack of motivation and engagement, difficult group dynamics etc.
Setting learning objectives This page from the Elberly Center will help you to clarify the learning objectives for your course or lesson.

You might also find inspiration and resources for teaching Information Literacy from our Information Literacy Pinterest page.