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Transforming Transition from High School to University

THE GAP

Recent surveys indicate there is a widening gap between the information literacy skills of high school students and the information literacy skills expectations post-secondary professors have of first-year university students.

In response to this growing concern, a high school teacher-librarian and a college librarian collaborated on the joint production of the video Research Skills: Bridging the Gap Between High School & Post-Secondary. The film
features interviews of six university professors discussing their research skills expectations are of first year students. The interviews confirm the results of ongoing studies and reports on information literacy and the significant gap between high school and first year university students’ preparedness for post-secondary education. 

LINKS

Research Skills Film:  DVD     [16min]   
Research Skills Survey:  Powerpoint (WILU) 
Research Skills: Blog 
Research Skills: Handout

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