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What do we know about learning? Price

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What do we know about learning? Price

  1. 1. What do we know about learning? Gwyneth Price
  2. 2. Part One: A quick overview of what is happening in learning Part Two: What do librarians need to know in order to survive in the changing world of learning?
  3. 3. Part One: Inside the Tardis of learning & teaching
  4. 4. Language, Discourse, Communities of Practice “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 group” Alexander McCall Smith. “Espresso Tales”, page 3.
  5. 5. 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”
  6. 6. “Gogies” and how to pronounce them Pedagogy The art or science of being a teacher (of children) Andragogy Teaching (or leading) adults Heutagogy The principle of teaching based upon the concept of truly self-determined learning
  7. 7. Learning theories From Behaviourism to Constructivism Jo Webb & Chris Powis Chris Watkins Paul Ramsden Diana Laurillard Etienne Wenger
  8. 8. What about learning styles? Research by Frank Coffield
  9. 9. Government agenda Every Child Matters Personalisation Widening Participation Education/ Training to 18
  10. 10. How universities (and other institutions) work … or don’t Ron Barnett
  11. 11. E-learning & Technology Enhanced Learning What is e-learning? Diana Laurillard “Harnessing technology” & “Strategy for e-learning” Conole & Oliver Finlayson TLRP
  12. 12. Part Two: What do librarians need to know in order to survive in the changing world of learning? And how can we learn?
  13. 13. The key players CILIP and its Groups HEA & associated institutional providers University LIS departments Other training providers
  14. 14. Contact details: Gwyneth Price Institute of Education, University of London g.price@ioe.ac.uk
  15. 15. 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:// www.lsneducation.org.uk/user/order.aspx?code=041540&src=xoweb Coffield, F. et al. (2004) Learning styles and pedagogy in post-16 learning: a systematic and critical review. Learning and Skills Research Centre. http://www.lsda.org.uk/files/pdf/1543.pdf 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:// www.dfes.gov.uk/publications/e-strategy/
  16. 16. 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 http://www.dfes.gov.uk/research/data/uploadfiles/RR739.pdf HEA Development and recognition website http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/ProfessionalRecognition.htm HEA The UK Professional Standards Framework for teaching and supporting learning in higher education http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/regandaccr/StandardsFramework(1).pdf HEFCE (2005) Strategy for e-learning http://www.hefce.ac.uk/pubs/hefce/2005/05_12/05_12.pdf 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
  17. 17. 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 http://www.inspiringlearningforall.gov.uk Nankivell, C. and Shoolbred, M. (1995) Presenting information. Library Association Publishing. Oxford Brookes University: Oxford Centre for Staff and Learning Development (2005) Learning theories website http://www.brookes.ac.uk/services/ocsd/2_learntch/theories.html Ramsden, P. (2003) Learning to teach in Higher Education. 2nd edition. RoutledgeFalmer.
  18. 18. Smith, M. K. (2003) 'Communities of practice', the encyclopedia of informal education, www.infed.org/biblio/communities_of_pratice.htm Teaching & Learning Research Briefing 19 (2006) Using computers to enhance learning: integrating ICT into everyday classroom practices TLRP http://www.tlrp.org/pub/documents/Sutherland_RB_19.pdf Teaching & Learning Research Briefing 17 (2006) Learning how to learn – in classrooms, schools and networks TLRP http://www.tlrp.org/pub/documents/no17_james.pdf Watkins, C. (2003) Learning: a sense-maker’s guide. Association of Teachers and Lecturers. Webb, J. and Powis, C. (2004) Teaching information skills: theory and practice. Facet Publishing. Wenger, E. (1998) Communities of practice : learning, meaning and identity. Cambridge University Press.

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