How to Improve Pedagogical Design for Primary Source Literacy

How to Improve Pedagogical Design for Primary Source Literacy
Thursday, August 12, 2021
2:00 – 3:30 pm Eastern
3:30 – 4:00 pm Eastern (SCL staff only)
Penn State University Libraries

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In this second of two workshops, you will develop strategies for facilitating active, student-centered learning & building research skills outlined in the Guidelines for Primary Source Literacy.


15 min      Welcome

20 min      Foundational concepts review

20 min      Outcomes and audiences

20 min      Facilitation strategies

15 min      Looking forward



To prepare for our time together, dedicate about one hour to complete 4 tasks by midnight on Tuesday, August 10, 2021:

Set aside about 15 minutes to watch this video playlist.

Complete these two self-test activities:

Consider some skills that you currently teach (or would like to), and select a relevant objective (1A, 1B, etc.) from the Guidelines for Primary Source Literacy. Use this objective as the basis for writing two different learning outcomes:

  • one simple, straightforward learning outcome that can be easily scored, counted, etc.
  • another more complex, abstract outcome that would require more subjective analysis or a rubric to grade

Share your outcomes anonymously here.

Finally, share your anonymous reflections in this very quick, two-question Google form.

See you soon!