Title

Curriculum Design on the Edge: A Case Illustration of Liminal Learning Activities for Search Expertise

Publication Date

12-19-2019

Document Type

Contribution to a Book

Department

Information

Publication Title

Threshold Concepts on the Edge

Editor

Julie A. Timmermans and Ray Land

DOI

10.1163/9789004419971_017

First Page

239

Last Page

254

Abstract

A primary purpose for threshold concept research is to support curriculum design. This chapter reports on the redesign of an advanced search methods course based on research into threshold concepts for search expertise. Three types of learning activities – problem solving exercises, student presentations, and online discussions – are described and then analysed for attributes of threshold learning experiences. Because search methods and the novice-expert learning space are relevant across academic disciplines, the learning activities and theoretical perspectives presented may be adapted for other fields of study.

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