- 15th Apr 2016
- 235mm x 159mm x 11mm
Emerging Strategies for Supporting Student Learning: A practical guide for librarians and educators
Barbara Allan is an author and trainer. Her background includes managing workplace and academic libraries. She has spent many years working in business schools where her focus was on enhancing learning, teaching and the student experience, and the internationalization and employability agendas. Her qualifications include a doctorate in education (on the topic of e-mentoring and women into leadership). She is a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and was awarded a National Teaching Fellowship in 2008.Barbara is a Member of CILIP and the author of several Facet Publishing titles including: Project Management (2004), Blended Learning (2007) andThe No-nonsense Guide to Training in Libraries (2013).
Whether you're a seasoned professional or just at the beginning of your career, this book is a must read with invaluable and accessible information on current pedagogical theory for HE, practical examples of teaching activities, vital checklists for teaching delivery and precious recommendations for future professional development.
Journal of Information Literacy (University of Arts London)
In this latest work, Dr. Allan has created a text that achieves nearly the impossible: There is something of interest to nearly everyone who works with students, including academic librarians. Though it is arguably of the greatest use to those who are least experienced, there are thoughtful ideas and suggestions that even the most experienced among us will find intriguing and useful.
C&RL (California State University)
There is an excellent overview of ideas and models of student learning, ranging from classics such as Kolb's experiential learning style to the more recent work on flexible pedagogies by the Higher Education Academy. This is followed by practical chapters on the variety of techniques and activities you can employ when working in learning and teaching, a section on the assessment of learning, course design and evaluation.
Update (Northumbria University)
Each chapter is an easy read and all are well referenced. Among the book's strengths is its applicability to educators both within and beyond the library. In addition, it addresses face-to-face and online learning situations and includes many case studies that bear witness to the topics being discussed.
Partnership:The Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research (J.N. Desmarais Library, Laurentian University)