This paper aims to lay out the goals and challenges in using information for ambitious learning practices.
Through a review of the literature, the authors integrate across learning, information sciences and instructional design to identify challenges and possibilities for information searching and sense-making in ambitious learning practices (ALPs).
Learners face a number of challenges in using information in ALPs such as a problem-based learning. These include searching and sourcing, selecting information and sense-making. Although ALPs can be effective, providing appropriate scaffolding, supports and resources is essential.
To make complex ALPs available to a wide range of learners requires considering the information literacy demands and how these can be supported. This requires deep understanding and integration across different research literature areas to move toward solutions.
This research was supported by NSF grant DUE#1561486.
Glazewski, K. and Hmelo-Silver, C. (2019), "Scaffolding and supporting use of information for ambitious learning practices", Information and Learning Sciences, Vol. 120 No. 1/2, pp. 39-58. https://doi.org/10.1108/ILS-08-2018-0087Download as .RIS
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