I am strong believer in the Learning Cycle approach to teaching, where students Engage, Explore, Explain, Extend and Evaluate. This method is based in inquiry and was created primarily for science teaching; however, it has been used successfully in humanities as well If you are interested in this approach, Deborah Hanuscin, from the University of Illinois, wrote a great article on using this approach.
To do this successfully in a 50 minute library instruction, I focus the class time on interactive participation and problem solving by ensuring that the students have already begin the learning cycle before my instruction and that they continue it after. Please use the form on the right to request instruction.
What this means for the instructor:
What this means for the students: