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Session Chair: Pamela Ann McKinney, University of Sheffield
Supporting group work in LIS education
Pamela Ann McKinney
The purpose of this session is to provide participants with an opportunity to discuss the challenges and benefits experienced by students when they work collaboratively in groups in LIS education. There is increasing interest in visual methods in LIS research, and participants will actively engage with creation of visual data in the form of drawings and will develop their knowledge of the “draw and write” methodology. Participants will view and discuss drawings created by LIS students and will gain valuable insight into the conceptions students hold about working in groups, how they work together and manage their group activities, the difficulties and challenges they face and the positive aspects of group work that can be celebrated. The session will be highly interactive and reflective, and will encourage participants to draw on their own teaching experience in supporting students working in groups with a view to developing this in the future.