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Carbery - Arming the teacher librarian: using experiential learning and reflective practice to guide pedagogy

  1. 1. Arming theteacher librarianUsing experiential learning & reflectivepractice to guide pedagogyAlan Carbery - Assistant Director, Teaching, Learning & AssessmentChamplain College Library, Vermont, USA.Twitter: @acarberyBlog: edlibbs.wordpress.comSlideshare: slideshare.net/acarbery
  2. 2. I teach best whenI‟m learning abouthow I teachwell…
  3. 3. I teach best whenI‟m learning abouthow I teachwell…about howmy studentslearn well..,
  4. 4. I teach best whenI‟m learning abouthow I teachwell…about howmy studentslearn well..,and howothers teach
  5. 5. 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.
  6. 6. 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.
  7. 7. What would you do differently next time?
  8. 8. Building ateachingidentity
  9. 9. Entering the „educational chrysalis‟ Katrina McDonaldtalks about her journey away from „a librarian whoalso teaches‟; affirming herself as alibrarian, practitioner, educator, and academic.McDonald, „Out of the boot camp and into the chrysalis: a reflectivepractice case study‟
  10. 10. teaching is hard work
  11. 11. Most librarians aren‟ttrained teachers
  12. 12. Most academics don‟t needa teachingqualification
  13. 13. So whyshould we?
  14. 14. Tools of the trade
  15. 15. The Teaching Journal
  16. 16. provides a starting point for librarians to fosterinstructional improvement & ultimatelyto create a deeper professionalpractice (Thompson, 2009, p. 225).
  17. 17. Brookfield‟sCritical IncidentQuestionnaire
  18. 18. CIQs alert us to problems before the problem develops
  19. 19. CIQs situate yourteaching in anunderstanding of theemotional,cognitive,politicalebbs and flows ofgroup learning– Stephen Brookfield, TheSkillful Teacher, p. 54.
  20. 20. Micro-teaching
  21. 21. CriticalPeers
  22. 22. Case Study
  23. 23. “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”
  24. 24. “The brainstorming at the start was very helpful as itshowed us how to start working on our literature review”
  25. 25. “Brainstorming forkeywords to use in the database searchwas the moment that I felt mostengaged with what was happening.”
  26. 26. “I think students felt that what I was showing them was all in context, relevant, practi cal and useful”
  27. 27. Yeah, I don‟tneed therapy
  28. 28. Time
  29. 29. Building a teaching portfolio
  30. 30. Let‟s Talk Pedagogy Twitter: @acarbery Blog: edlibbs.wordpress.com
  31. 31. Image Credits:1: 096 http://www.flickr.com/photos/lisbokt/4498820088/3: Journal http://www.flickr.com/photos/94272988@N00/480306136/7: Sydney Halo Bridge http://www.flickr.com/photos/akc77/4513185716/8: Les pistes cyclables de Montréal peuvent être très dangereuseshttp://www.flickr.com/photos/39241027@N08/8105644612/9: White man [notNTR23] http://www.flickr.com/photos/ntr23/4269951848/10: Precious http://www.flickr.com/photos/13506489@N02/2667162885/11: Beach Fighters http://www.flickr.com/photos/rgs_/5454110913/13: Custom Graduation Bot http://www.flickr.com/photos/ittybittiesforyou/4809971201/in/photostream15: Paperclips: http://www.sxc.hu/photo/122357916: Pen, diary and glasses http://www.flickr.com/photos/46959536@N04/4827013488/17: Danmark O, Fohn Fjord, Renodde.70°30N/26°02W http://www.flickr.com/photos/14417999@N00/76568737/18: Bleeding Glass http://www.flickr.com/photos/mananetwork/426284281/19: Kawaii Tooth http://www.flickr.com/photos/7315825@N04/5378867210/20: Time Disappears http://www.flickr.com/photos/14576317@N07/2427479094/21: Fairy Story http://www.flickr.com/photos/32968459@N08/4285420139/22: 112. Hiatus, part 1 http://www.flickr.com/photos/70544918@N00/3475520565/23: Untitled http://www.flickr.com/photos/johnnyvintage/5016464980/in/photostream/26: Just full of ideas http://www.flickr.com/photos/17731548@N00/981372736/27: Seven about to happen three different ways http://www.flickr.com/photos/44124473190@N01/15327066/28: Eames lounge chair with ottoman http://www.flickr.com/photos/zeitlos-berlin/777995117029: Stand Your Ground http://www.flickr.com/photos/25346522@N02/4732030995/30: Everything I own http://www.flickr.com/photos/13019485@N00/233894488/31: Sharing Ideas http://www.flickr.com/photos/92781242@N03/8545836604/All Flickr images used under creative commons license.All other images retrieved from http://www.freedigitalphotos.com

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