Flip It!: An Information Skills Strategy for Student Researchers

Flip It!: An Information Skills Strategy for Student Researchers

by Alice Yucht
     
 

What studentsoften need is an information problem-solving strategy:they know how to proceed, they just don't know how to begin each step in a process. The author of this revolutionary new book has created a simple, yet highly effective process students can learn and apply to each set of problem-solving issues they encounter. The author and a team of students

Overview

What studentsoften need is an information problem-solving strategy:they know how to proceed, they just don't know how to begin each step in a process. The author of this revolutionary new book has created a simple, yet highly effective process students can learn and apply to each set of problem-solving issues they encounter. The author and a team of students developed a four-step strategy, based on sound psychological principles, that helps kids solve any kind of informational problem on their own. With concrete examples of this process's success in her own school—and in the schools subsequently attended by her students—Yucht demonstrates how this simple strategy helps kids to simplify and approach even complicated assignments, increasing their chances of success.

Editorial Reviews

VOYA - Rachelle M. Bilz
Yucht, an experienced librarian and instructor, presents a new information skills strategy for librarians and teachers to use with students. Firmly grounded in learning/thinking theories reviewed in the book's opening chapters, FLIP IT! "reflects the more holistic scope of information literacy skills." FLIP IT is a mnemonic for these research processes: Focus-on the topic; Link-new information to what is already known; Input-implement the information; Payoff-put it all together (finished product) for Intelligent Thinking! Using the above key words as focal points, Yucht reviews the basics of the research process clearly and methodically. The reader is guided from general theory to practical application via various lesson plans that are applicable across the curriculum. For example, a book report assignment could Focus on character analysis by creating a school locker for a novel's main character. The Links would include personal artifacts from the character; Input would be all the information about the character learned from the novel; Payoff/Presentation would be the actual 3-D display locker. FLIP IT is a good, solid approach to the research process, and the author also explains how this system can be used for study skills, instructional design, and curriculum development. In addition to offering help in teaching information literacy FLIP IT! contains excellent information about evaluating Web pages and construction pathfinders, making this a welcome addition to professional reading. Biblio. Appendix.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780938865629
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
06/01/1997
Series:
Professional Growth Series
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.23(d)

Meet the Author

Alice H. Yucht is a retired library media specialist and library consultant from Highland Park, NJ.

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