• Approximating the University: The Information Literacy Practices of Novice Researchers

    Author(s):
    Laura R. Braunstein (see profile) , Karen Gocsik, Cynthia Tobery
    Date:
    2016
    Group(s):
    RCWS History and Theory of Composition, RCWS Writing Pedagogies, TM Libraries and Research
    Subject(s):
    Composition, Pedagogy
    Item Type:
    Book chapter
    Tag(s):
    digital pedagogy, information literacy
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6FW38
    Abstract:
    In a seminal essay, David Bartholomae asserts that novice writers need to “invent the university by assembling and mimicking its language.” Instructors and librarians who work with beginning academic writers confirm Bartholomae’s assertion. Our research asks how, precisely, novice writer-researchers go about inventing the university before they have an understanding of the disciplines in which they are asked to work. We suggest that novice writers in the first steps of knowledge construction tend to mimic the structures of knowledge, rather than to create coherent narratives of understanding. This finding has implications not only for how we understand student learning, but also for how we teach students to find, make sense of, and compose knowledge.
    Notes:
    preprint of full collection available at: http://wac.colostate.edu/books/infolit/
    Metadata:
    Published as:
    Book chapter
    Publisher:
    WAC Clearinghouse; University Press of Colorado
    Author/Editor:
    D\'Angelo, Barbara J., Jamieson, Sandra, Maid, Barry, and Walker, Janice R. (Eds.)
    Book Title:
    Information Literacy: Research and Collaboration across Disciplines
    Chapter:
    8
    Start Page:
    169
    End Page:
    191
    Status:
    Published
    License:
    Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives

    Downloads

    Item Name: pdf gocsikbraunsteintobery.pdf
      Download View in browser
    Activity: Downloads: 31