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

June 1st, 2014 - May 31st, 2017 | PROJECT

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.

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Team Members

Kyungwon Koh, Principal Investigator, University of Oklahoma


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


Audience: Educators | Teachers | Learning Researchers | Middle School Children (11-13) | Museum | ISE Professionals
Discipline: Art | music | theater | Engineering | General STEM | Technology
Resource Type: Project Descriptions
Environment Type: Informal | Formal Connections | K-12 Programs | Library Programs | Making and Tinkering Programs | Public Programs