Slow thinking and research–bridging the gap

Are students “satisficing”? We all, librarians and teachers alike, struggle with how to help our students make more intentional choices when doing research.  (I would argue parents also struggle with this).   In their presentation at ALA13:  “Friction: Teaching Slow Thinking and Intentionality in Online Research,” research gurus Debbie Abilock and Tasha Bergson-Michelson tackled the challenges we face. Abilock spoke about interjecting ‘points of friction’ into the research process in order to help students slow down and think more carefully, in order to build their […]