To the next level: Scaffolding infographics assignments within courses

Robyn Pitman | UBC Vancouver
Neil Armitage | UBC Vancouver

Presentation | Monday, May 6 at 10:45 am – 12:00 pm | LIB 317


Infographics present an alternative method of assessment that enables students to be visually creative and go beyond the written word. The capacity to synthesize and present information succinctly to a lay audience is a valuable skill both within and outside the classroom. Applied and practical methods of assessment accompanied by guided teaching strategies invite the student to invest not only in the course, but in their own learning experience. The goal of our presentation is to outline how instructors can implement infographics in their courses while using teaching approaches that support skill development through the experience of creating an infographic in two courses: a third-year family studies course about relationships and a third-year sociology course about social inequality.