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Lesson study members receive WAAL Information Literacy Award


Lesson study project team
Hans Kishel, Brian Vogh, Eric Jennings
Dr. Angie Stombaugh, Dr. Rita Sperstad, Dr. Arin VanWormer

For the past 3 years, a group of nurses and librarians have been working together to improve student learning within the nursing curriculum. As a cross-departmental team, they executed a plan to improve student understanding of evidence-based practice and information literacy skills through the use of lesson study, a pedagogical method commonly used in K-12 schools. This research team implemented lesson study within the nursing program at UW-Eau Claire, but the learnings from this experience are generalizable to every discipline on campus.

The nursing faculty presented their findings during a poster session at the American Association of Colleges of Nursing Conference in November, 2013. This past February, the group also presented their work at a Faculty Forum on campus.  Recently, it was announced that their project, Scaffolding Student Nursing in Learning has received the 2014 WAAL Information Literacy Award by the Wisconsin Association of Academic Librarians (WAAL). The award committee felt that the project reflected excellence in a number of areas, including:

•         Adapting the concepts of lesson study to information literacy in higher education
•         Coordinating extensive collaboration with key educators
•         Applying longterm and comprehensive use of assessment tools

Members of the team will travel to Wisconsin Dells to accept their award during the WAAL Conference, April 30-May 2, 2014. Congratulations!

Read more about the award on the UW-Eau Claire Faculty and Staff News site.

AACN poster

An article was recently published in the Nurse Educator.
Using Lesson Study to Integrate Information Literacy Throughout the Curriculum.
Stombaugh, Angie PhD, RN, FNP-BC; Sperstad, Rita EdD, MSN, RN; VanWormer, Arin PhD, RN, ACNS-BC; Jennings, Eric MA; Kishel, Hans MS; Vogh, Bryan MA. Nurse Educator. p.173-177, July/August 2013.
April 17, 2014