From Research to Practice: The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in LIS Education
  • From Research to Practice: The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in LIS Education
  • From Research to Practice: The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in LIS Education

From Research to Practice: The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in LIS Education

by Deborah S. Grealy, Sylvia D. Hall-Ellis
     
 

New faculty members after arrive with little experience in teaching or planning for teaching. This book helps overcome that challenge. Many if not most schools of library and information science have many students seeking a second career. The information concerning teaching adult learners will be especially helpful for this age group. Different types of learning

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New faculty members after arrive with little experience in teaching or planning for teaching. This book helps overcome that challenge. Many if not most schools of library and information science have many students seeking a second career. The information concerning teaching adult learners will be especially helpful for this age group. Different types of learning can be identified and made clear by thinking systematically about outcomes with strategies. Patterned after the matrix designed by Professor James R. Davis in his book Highly Effective Strategies, this book provides behavioral, cognitive, inquiry, mental models, group dynamics, virtual reality, and holistic strategies. Each is described and explanations are given for hiw it is most effective for developing exercises to instruct, reinforce, and assess specific types of learning. Each strategy also comes with its own appropriate measures of success. Sample materials are included to illustrate these adaptations of the Davis matrix, and materials about specific activities and course outcomes are drawn from the authors' ongoing curriculum audit.

This book provides a structured platform that serves as a model for teaching and assessing student learning in applied LIS Courses. Following Davis's premise that different types of learning can be identified and made clear by thinking systematically about outcomes with strategies, including behavioral, cognitive, inquiry, mental models, group dynamics, virtual reality, and holistic. Each strategy is deemed most effective in developing exercises to instruct, reinforce, and assess specific types of learning. Each strategy comes with its own appropriate measures of success.

With the ALA Committee on Accreditation Standards reflecting the need for student learning outcomes, this book provides both the introduction to this form of evaluation and provides examples of courses using this method of assessment.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781591586319
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
03/20/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
180
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.38(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword v

Introduction vii

Acknowledgments xiii

1 Library and Information Studies Students as Adult Learners 1

2 Library Education and Training 15

3 The Behavioral Strategy 33

4 The Cognitive Strategy 47

5 The Inquiry Strategy 63

6 The Mental Models Strategy 77

7 Group Dynamics Strategy 95

8 The Virtual Reality Strategy 105

9 The Holistic Strategy 119

Conclusion 135

Bibliography 143

Index 159

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