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Librarianship: Teaching & Learning
A guide to library resources and Web Sites for Librarians.
Active Learning Classroom Design to Support Innovative Information Literacy Instruction
The Coupling of Online and In-person Library Instruction
The Game is in There: Creating Gamified Library Instruction
Be a Better Teacher This Year: Simple Active Learning Strategies to Enhance Instructions
The EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) continues its annual Key Issues in Teaching and Learning survey. We have tallied the results for 2019 and are pleased to present them to the community. Our Key Issues web page is now fully updated and ready for review.
Presenting the most significant issues, by the numbers: For those interested in exploring our longitudinal data, we have also updated the spreadsheet that contains all Key Issues survey results from 2011 through this year. This spreadsheet now contains two tabs: the first tab lists the overall rankings for each year, and the second tab lists the demographic information of the respondents. (Note: We began collecting demographic information in 2017, so this second tab presents results for the years 2017–19.)
(Malcolm Brown, Director of Learning Initiatives at EDUCAUSE)
Most librarians are required to take classes on reference, collection development, and information organization in library school; courses on pedagogy, on the other hand, are usually optional, if they’re offered at all. This leads most librarians who end up with instruction duties to learn on the job. Activities and assessments can be learned on the fly fairly easily, but these often have little to no bearing on how much students actually absorb and recall weeks later because alone, they are usually insufficient to ensure deep learning. This chapter seeks to add the basics of pedagogy, a subject comprehensively covered in K-12 teacher preparation programs, to the librarian’s instructional repertoire.
It's Not about Grit by Steven Goodman; Michelle Fine (Foreword by)
Publication Date: 2018-05-25
Goodman encourages educators to make a difference and demonstrates how to create safe and inclusive spaces where their teaching responds to students' culture, race, gender, sexual orientation, language, housing status, and ability. Teachers will use this book to develop a pedagogy of transformative teaching.
How Humans Learn by Joshua Eyler
Publication Date: 2018-11-19
Even on good days, teaching is a challenging profession. One way to make the job of college instructors easier, however, is to know more about the ways students learn. How Humans Learn aims to do just that by peering behind the curtain and surveying research in fields as diverse as developmental psychology, anthropology, and cognitive neuroscience for insight into the science behind learning.
Small Teaching by James M. Lang
Publication Date: 2016-03-07
Employ cognitive theory in the classroom every day Research into how we learn has opened the door for utilizing cognitive theory to facilitate better student learning.
Higher education courses in the arts, humanities and social sciences are increasingly encouraging students to work with original documents. Teachers and instructors are setting their students primary material – including manuscripts, audio-visual records, and data – to work on. The availability of such material in online collections is helping to boost this initiative.
In this session we look at how collaboration between libraries, teaching faculty and students can create an environment in which teaching with digital primary sources can inspire a new generation of thinkers, while encouraging valuable analytical and critical thinking skills.