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Threshold Concepts (Minkin)

Meyer, J. and R. Land (2005). "Threshold Concepts and Troublesome Knowledge (2): Epistemological Considerations and a Conceptual Framework for Teaching and Learning". Higher Education 49(3): 373- 388.

Meyer, J. and R. Land (2006). Overcoming Barriers to Student Understanding: Threshold Concepts and Troublesome Knowledge. London and New York, Routledge. Print. LB 1062 .O94 2006

Townsend, L., Brunetti, K, and A. Hofer (2011) "Threshold Concepts and Information Literacy". portal: Libraries and the Academy 11(3): 853-869.

Writing, Inquiry, and Information Literacy Core Readings (Miller)

Elmborg, J. (2006). "Critical Information Literacy: Implications for Instructional Practice." The Journal of Academic Librarianship 32(2): 192-199.

Hensley, R. B. (2004). "Curiosity and Creativity as Attributes of Information Literacy." Reference & User Services Quarterly 44(1): 4.

Hepworth, M. (2009). Teaching information literacy for inquiry-based learning. Oxford, Chandos. Print. ZA 4065 .H47 2009

Norgaard, R. (2003). "Writing Information Literacy." Reference & User Services Quarterly 43(2).

Purdue, J. (2003). "Stories, Not  Information: Transforming Information Literacy." portal: Libraries and  the Academy 3(4).

Simmons, M. H. (2005). "Librarians as Disciplinary Discourse Mediators: Using Genre Theory to Move Toward Critical Information Literacy." portal : Libraries and the Academy 5(3).

Critical Reflection (Oberdick)

¨Brookfield, S. D. (1995).  Becoming a critically reflective teacher. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Publishers.

¨Brookfield, S. D. (1998). “Critically reflective practice.” The Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions. 18(4), 197-205.

Teaching - General (Oberdick)

Bain, Ken. (2004). What the best college teachers do. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Weimer, Maryellen. (2002). Leaner-centered teaching: Five key changes to practice. San Francisco : Jossey-Bass.