A quick overview of what is
happening in learning
What do librarians need to
know in order to survive in
the changing world of
Language, Discourse, Communities of
“These tests are designed to exclude others from the
discourse – just as the word discourse itself is
designed to do. These words are intended to say to
people: this is a group thing. If you don’t understand
what we’re talking about, you’re not a member of the
Alexander McCall Smith. “Espresso Tales”, page 3.
What is learning?
MLA (adapted from Campaign for Learning) definition:
“Learning is the process of active engagement with
experience. It is what people do when they want to make
sense of the world. It may involve the development or
deepening of skills, knowledge, understanding, awareness,
values, ideas and feelings, or an increase in the capacity to
reflect. Effective learning leads to change, development and
the desire to learn more”
“Gogies” and how to pronounce them
The art or science of being a teacher (of children)
Teaching (or leading) adults
The principle of teaching based upon the concept of truly self-determined
From Behaviourism to
Jo Webb & Chris Powis
What about learning styles?
Research by Frank Coffield
Every Child Matters
Education/ Training to 18
How universities (and other
institutions) work … or don’t
Technology Enhanced Learning
What is e-learning?
“Harnessing technology” & “Strategy for e-learning”
Conole & Oliver
What do librarians need to know in order to
survive in the changing world of learning?
And how can we learn?
The key players
CILIP and its Groups
HEA & associated institutional providers
University LIS departments
Other training providers
Institute of Education, University of London
Some suggested reading
Ashton, J. & Newman, L. (2006) “An unfinished symphony: 21st century teacher
education using knowledge creating heutagogies” British Journal of Educational
Technology 37(6) pp.825 – 840
Barnett, R. and Coate, K. (2005) Engaging the curriculum in higher education. Society
for Research into Higher Education and OUP.
Coffield, F. et al. (2004) Should we be using learning styles? : What research has to say
to practice. Learning and Skills Research Centre. https://
Coffield, F. et al. (2004) Learning styles and pedagogy in post-16 learning: a systematic
and critical review. Learning and Skills Research Centre.
Conole, G. & Oliver, M. (2007) Contemporary perspectives in e-learning research:
themes, methods and impact on practice. Routledge.
DfES Every Child Matters http://www.everychildmatters.gov.uk/
DfES (2005) Harnessing technology: transforming learning and children's services http://
EduLib Project (1998) Teaching for learning in libraries and information services: a
series of educational development workshops. Centre for Teaching and Learning
Support, University of Hull & University of Abertay, Dundee.
Finlayson, H. (2006) E-learning in further education : the impact on student
intermediate and end-point outcomes DfES
HEA Development and recognition website
HEA The UK Professional Standards Framework for teaching and supporting learning
in higher education
HEFCE (2005) Strategy for e-learning
Laurillard, D. (2002) 2nd ed. Rethinking university teaching: a conversational
framework for the effective use of learning technologies. RoutledgeFalmer
Laurillard , D. (2005) “E-Learning in Higher Education” in Ashwin, P. (ed), Changing
Higher Education: The Development of Learning and Teaching. RoutledgeFalmer
Learning styles online.com http://www.learning-styles-online.com/
Levy, P. & Roberts, S. (eds.). (2006) Developing the new learning
environment: the changing role of the academic librarian. Facet Publishing.
MLA. Inspiring learning for all website
Nankivell, C. and Shoolbred, M. (1995) Presenting information. Library
Oxford Brookes University: Oxford Centre for Staff and Learning
Development (2005) Learning theories website
Ramsden, P. (2003) Learning to teach in Higher Education. 2nd edition.
Smith, M. K. (2003) 'Communities of practice', the encyclopedia of informal
Teaching & Learning Research Briefing 19 (2006) Using computers to
enhance learning: integrating ICT into everyday classroom practices TLRP
Teaching & Learning Research Briefing 17 (2006) Learning how to learn – in
classrooms, schools and networks TLRP
Watkins, C. (2003) Learning: a sense-maker’s guide. Association of Teachers
Webb, J. and Powis, C. (2004) Teaching information skills: theory and practice.
Wenger, E. (1998) Communities of practice : learning, meaning and identity.
Cambridge University Press.