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ABC and 135: activities to engage in the library classroom - Hammel

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ABC and 135: activities to engage in the library classroom - Hammel

  1. 1. A,B,C and 1,3,5: Activities to Engage Students in the Library Classroom Niamh Hammel Library Assistant : Dundalk Institute of Technology Ireland Email: niamh.hammel@dkit.ie
  2. 2. My Story so far…
  3. 3. POINT OF THIS PRESENTATION: IDEA GENERATION! IDEA GENERATION
  4. 4. PADDLES I Don’t Really Know / Don’t know much about it 3 I Kind of Know I Need more Information 5 I Know About it I am Competent in it NO YES
  5. 5. Out of Curiosity… I work in a Public Library I work in an Academic Library/Specialised Library Other
  6. 6. IS ANYONE HERE FAMILIAR WITH THE ‘ZOMBIE FACE’? o Vacant Expression o Restlessness o Little or no Engagement/ Reaction o Not Answering Questions
  7. 7. How often do you teach/facilitate classes? Often (ten classes + a semester) Now and Again (a few classes throughout a semester) Rarely/Never/Only when needed
  8. 8. Paddle Drafts 1. NO COLOUR 2. NO GUIDE ON BACK 3. RED DOT
  9. 9. Why Engage in the Library Classroom? “Avoid assuming that a nod or a yes from a student indicates comprehension” (D. Amsberry, 2008 ‘Talking the Talk: Library Classroom Communication and International Students’)
  10. 10. MY MANTRAS Read the Room Think about the Student’s Perspective Make it Relevant Make it Fun! (For Yourself)
  11. 11. ‘S.M.A.R.T’ LEARNING OUTCOMES S pecific M easurable A chievable R ealistic T imely Dallat, J. (2013). Learning and teaching: a best practice guide on learning outcomes. https://www.dkit.ie/system/files/Best%20Practice%20Guide%20-%20Learning%20Outcomes.pdf
  12. 12. A, B, C
  13. 13. What’s the gap in the quote? “Avoid assuming that a nod or a yes from a student indicates ____” A Conception B Comprehension C Cognition
  14. 14. In S.M.A.R.T What does the ‘R’ Stand for? A Realistic B Rational C Real-Time
  15. 15. Who’s still wearing their student hat? A I am! B Never took it off C Student hat?
  16. 16. Summary - We used the paddles to answer different kinds of questions (Yes/No) (Levels of knowledge) (colour=answer). - Two different activities were demonstrated individually. They can also be used together. - S.M.A.R.T Learning Outcomes can be used to focus a class.

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