Investigating the Information-Creating Behavior of Teens During Project-Based STEM Learning in a School Library

Date: 
Sunday, June 1, 2014 to Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Resource Type:
Project Descriptions
Environment Type: 
Public Programs, Making and Tinkering Programs, Library Programs, Informal/Formal Connections, K-12 Programs
Audience: 
Middle School Children (11-13) | Educators/Teachers | Museum/ISE Professionals | Learning Researchers
Discipline: 
Art, music, and theater | Engineering | General STEM | Technology
Organization:
University of Oklahoma
Description or Abstract: 

The University of Oklahoma will increase knowledge about how youths create information and how information professionals can help them become successful information creators by promoting their information and digital literacies and other 21st century skills. This Early Career research project builds on existing research and results of previously funded IMLS Learning Labs by investigating how twenty-four middle school students engaged in project-based, guided-inquiry STEM learning to create information in a school library Learning Lab/Makerspace. The project will result in a model of information-creating behavior that can help develop a groundbreaking approach to information literacy instructions and creative programs.

Funder(s): 
IMLS
Funding Program: 
Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program
Award Number: 
RE-07-14-0048-14
Funding Amount: 
$354,367

Team Members

Kyungwon KohKyungwon KohPrincipal Investigator

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