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Musemburi, Mushowani & Greengrass - Collaboration and Partnership in developing Information Literacy Pedagogy in Zimbabwe

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Musemburi, Mushowani & Greengrass - Collaboration and Partnership in developing Information Literacy Pedagogy in Zimbabwe

  1. 1. Collaboration andPartnership in developing Information Literacy Pedagogy in Zimbabwe Emma Greengrass (IDS UK) Darlington Musemburi (UZ) Aston Mushowani (UZ)
  2. 2. January, 2010 marks a beginning….Roujo / Flickr.com
  3. 3. Taking steps to understand the landscape… Global IL
  4. 4. BLDS / ILThinking outside the box…. to enhance and build on strengths
  5. 5. Conceiving of a IL / Pedagogy curriculum
  6. 6. Darlington MusemburiAss. Lib. Faculty of ScienceAston MushowaniAss. Lib, Special Collections
  7. 7. Outline1. University of Zimbabwe community2. BLDS / UZ - IL Training Objectives3. Changes resulting from intervention4. Problems solved5. Impact, lessons learnt, benefits6. Recommendations going forward…
  8. 8. University of Zimbabwe Community Lecturers Students Researchers IIATA IMAGE LIBRARY FLICKR
  9. 9. BLDS, UZ training objectives• To build the capacity of IL trainers to confidently deliver learner-centred training programmes• To learn how to nurture independent and critical learners through participatory training methods
  10. 10. BLDS, UZ training objectives• To incorporate a reflective practice into your training practice• To learn about conceptions of IL and how to embed these skill-sets into your training• To provide IL trainers with a toolkit of techniques and approaches for delivering and measuring training needs & outcomes
  11. 11. Changes post training include a curriculum review, a new IL module & course outline, a paradigm shift in training delivery & pre-diagnostic surveysGustavo Mazzarollo flickr
  12. 12. Problems addressed include: skills to develop ILcurricula & session lesson plans, undertake gapanalysis, consider & prepare transition to HE,awareness of learning theories & teacherassessments
  13. 13. Impact & lessons learnt include: assessment for & of learning, how to develop a reflective practice (trainer & trainee), improve feedback techniques & mechanisms,apply learning theories and cater for learning preferences, share knowledge, resources & best practice . Finally, courses more effective with pedagogical element
  14. 14. Impact on our work: confidence and skills to apply participatory training approaches, undertake assessment, integrate technology in IL delivery,manage large groups and observing improvements in student IL behaviours & attitudes Inge Petterson Flickr
  15. 15. Benefits to IL trainers: a toolkit of techniques (training & M&E), evidence-based advocacy & training, a focus onmanaging transition, forging networks and collaborations, ongoing & continuous professional development and a mentoring program S Duvigneau, Zambia 2011
  16. 16. Benefits to students: improvements to transition to HE,awareness of learning preferences, focus on self-directed & critical learning, increased exposure to global academic trends, contextualisation of IL lessons, subject-specific relevance of IL, friendly feedback for shy Jbelluch, Flickr
  17. 17. RecommendationsUZ is now spearheading the training of highschool librarians and partnering with Libraryschools across Zimbabwe to foster thedevelopment of an IL pedagogy module in LIScurricula. We also want to continue to fosterinternational collaborations and relationships.
  18. 18. http://wondrouspics.com
  19. 19. Eldis Chat Literacy Chat Literacy: Eldis Communities http://community.eldis.org/.59e9ac6e/
  20. 20. Chat Literacy on Facebook & TwitterFacebook: https://en-gb.facebook.com/ChatLiteracyTwitter: Infolitdoodle (Chat literacy@infolitdoodle)
  21. 21. THANK YOU

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