Good teachers are able to
weave a complex web of connections among themselves, their subjects, & their students sothat students can learn to weave a world for themselves – Parker Palmer, The Courage to Teach, p. 11.
You have to maintain the
desire to learn more aboutyourself as an educator & the intent to commit toiterative improvement- Char Booth, Reflective teaching, effective learning, p. 19.
Entering the „educational chrysalis‟ Katrina
McDonaldtalks about her journey away from „a librarian whoalso teaches‟; affirming herself as a librarian,practitioner, educator, and academic.McDonald, „Out of the boot camp and into the chrysalis: a reflectivepractice case study‟
“I assumed from my sessions,
that it would be clear that„word dumps‟ won‟t work in literature searching.Clearly, this isn’t the case . I need to consider how I can incorporate into my sessions, exercises on how to generate keywords”
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Arming the teacher librarian: using
experiential learning & reflective practice to guide pedagogyAlan CarberyAssistant Library Director – Teaching Learning & Assessment, Champlain Collegee: firstname.lastname@example.org twitter: @acarberyBlog: http://edlibbs.wordpress.comFurther ReadingBooth, C. (2011) Reflective teaching, effective learning: instruction literacy for library educators. Chicago: American Library Association.Brookfield, S. (1995) Becoming a critically reflective teacher. San Francisco, Jossey-Bass.Brookfield, S. (2006) The Skillful Teacher: on technique, trust, and responsiveness in the classroom, 2nd ed. San Francisco, Jossey-Bass.MacDonald, K. (2009) ‘Out of the boot camp and into the chrysalis: a reflective practice case study’, The Australian Library Journal, 58(1), pp. 17-27McGuinness, C. (2011) Becoming confident teachers: a guide for academic librarians. Oxford: Chandos Publishing.Moon, J. (1999) Reflection in Learning & Professional Development: theory and practice. London: RoutledgeFalmer.Ottesen, E. (2007) ‘Reflection in teacher education’, Reflective Practice, 8 (1), pp. 31-46.Palmer, P.J. (2007) The courage to teach: exploring the inner landscape of a teacher’s life. San Francisco, Wiley.Tompkins, E.K. (2009) ‘A reflective Teaching Journal: an instructional improvement tool for academic librarians’, College &Undergraduate Libraries, 16 (4), pp. 221-238.