You are invited to two very exciting sessions of the Literacies as Ways of Knowing coming up on Thursday 27 October at Mount Saint Vincent University.
At 3:00pm there will be a panel discussion and focus group on Transliteracy: Information Literacy, Digital Fluencies and Pedagogical Strategies.
Immediately following, at 5:00pm, will be Towards Literacy on Contemporary Aboriginal Issues, including a book launch and reception for the new publication Cultivating Canada: Reconciliation through the Lens of Cultural Diversity. Further information below.
Both events will take place in the Seton Academic Centre Room 404-405.
Transliteracy: Information Literacy, Digital Fluencies and Pedagogical Strategies
Thursday, October 27th, 2011, 3:00 pm – 5:00pm, Seton 404 Faculty Lounge
The Mount Library invites all interested faculty, students, and community members to join a panel discussion and focus group on information and digital literacies. Panelists will consider what falls under the information literacy umbrella, what competencies are being added as digital fluencies, what expectations faculty have of their students in this area, what they share with their students in class, and what the role of the library can play in enabling transliteracy development for all digital citizens. This will be followed by a focus group discussion to explore how information literacy and digital fluencies are -- or can be -- integrated and assessed across the curriculum.
Towards Literacy on Contemporary Aboriginal Issues
October 27, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Seton Academic Centre, Room 404-405 Faculty Lounge, Mount Saint Vincent University
The Mount and the Aboriginal Healing Foundation launch Cultivating Canada: Reconciliation through the Lens of Cultural Diversity.
Two of the book's contributors, Rita Shelton Deverell, the Mount's current Nancy's Chair in Women's Studies, and Sylvia Hamilton, award-winning Halifax filmmaker and former Nancy's Chair will be present, as well as the book's Editors Ashok Mathur, Canada Research Chair in Cultural and Artistic Inquiry at Thompson Rivers University, Mike DeGagne, Executive Director of the AHF, and Jonathan Dewar, AHF's Director of Research. They will introduce, read from, and tell us how to get these free books!
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