Read e-book online Active Learning Techniques for Librarians. Practical PDF

By Andrew Walsh

ISBN-10: 1843345927

ISBN-13: 9781843345923

A realistic paintings outlining the idea and perform of utilizing energetic studying ideas in library settings. It explains the speculation of lively studying and argues for its value in our educating and is illustrated utilizing a lot of examples of innovations that may be simply transferred and utilized in educating library and data talents to various beginners inside of all library sectors. those sensible examples realize that for many people fascinated about educating library and knowledge talents the single off consultation is the norm, so we'd like suggestions that let us to fast seize and carry our newcomers' cognizance. The examples are both priceless to these new to instructing, who desire to convey lively studying into their classes for the 1st time, as to these more matured who are looking to refresh their instructing with a few new rules and to hold on their improvement as librarian teachers.

  • Outlines the argument for extra energetic studying concepts in our sessions
  • Explains the idea of energetic learning
  • Includes examples that may be utilized in teaching

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Ask the learners to construct the current state of their literature search in building blocks. ■ Give them five minutes to construct the model – they may need more time if they are wary of experimenting with the blocks. ■ When the models are made, if time allows ask them to explain their models to the whole class. If the class is larger or there isn’t enough time, ask them to explain it to the other members of their group. ■ You are likely to find recurring again and again the same problems that large numbers of students tend to encounter.

25 Active Learning Techniques for Librarians Hangman Uses: To check and review knowledge at the end of the session, but including an element of competition. Materials required: Flip charts or interactive whiteboard with 2 ‘hangman’ type frames drawn on it (see diagram). A bell or a buzzer for each team. Notes: This works best with small groups so everyone gets a turn. It is important to have a brief discussion of each answer to re-enforce the learning. How to use it: ■ Split the class into two teams.

Ask them to consider a research question and split the question into different topics or concepts. ■ Tell them to write each topic onto a piece of card and think of other terms or keywords that might be used in a search. These should each be written on their own piece of card. ■ Each group should then peg the keywords onto the line, grouping terms that describe the same concept together. ■ Ask each group to explain to the class why they picked those keywords and what Boolean term would link those words pegged close together (OR) and those words in separate groups (AND).

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