Teaching archive skills: a pedagogical journey with impact

Watson, Karen and Pattrick, Kirsty (2020) Teaching archive skills: a pedagogical journey with impact. Archives and Records. pp. 1-17. ISSN 2325-7962

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This article considers the pedagogical practice of the Special Collections staff team at the University of Sussex and the impact of the group visit experience on student learning. It addresses our current group visit teaching offer to students at the University of Sussex and our move to a more student-led active learning approach. It considers the use of the ‘pedagogical toolkit’ including technology within the classroom, and the creation of a document identification form to encourage critical thinking. Our aim for any group visit is to provide a positive first experience and get students enthused about using archives. In 2017 we undertook our own impact study, detailed within the article, to follow the student journey with the intention of finding out if students returned to use archives for their studies as a result of their group visit. Moving forward, this article considers our future activities in response to the impact study and institutional initiatives.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: Professional Services > Library
Depositing User: Helen Webb - Library
Date Deposited: 17 Apr 2020 07:15
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2020 11:19
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/90827

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