Jul 2017 | 224pp
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Today’s emphasis on metrics and personalization make evidence-based instruction an imperative. This book offers librarians concrete, empirically-based strategies to connect with learners at all levels.
More than ever, librarians are required to possess pedagogical expertise and called upon to design, implement, and assess robust evidence-based reference and instructional practices that contribute to student success. In order to achieve these goals, librarians must know how to teach information literacy skills that go far beyond one particular library context, in order to facilitate lifelong learning. In addition to the traditional information expertise of the library professional, today’s librarian must also master evidence-based pedagogical practices that can help make learning stick.
Offering plentiful examples of pedagogy in action, this book covers:
Fusing theory with practice, this handbook is a valuable resource to help every librarian connect with learners more effectively.
Chapter One: What is Learner-Centered Pedagogy?
Chapter Two: Authenticity and Autonomy: Becoming Partners in Learning
Chapter Three: Empathy and the Science of Learning: Lessons from the Cognitive Literature
Chapter Four : Relationships: The Heart of Learner-Centered Pedagogy
Chapter Five: Cultivating a Growth Mindset
Chapter Six: The Learner-Centered Library Technologist: Applying Learner-Centered Pedagogy
Conclusion: The Timelessness of Learner-Centered Pedagogy
Directions for Further Reading
About the Authors