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Transforming Information Literacy Using Learner-centered Teaching - The Facet Information Literacy Collection (Paperback)
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Transforming Information Literacy Using Learner-centered Teaching - The Facet Information Literacy Collection (Paperback)

Paperback 276 Pages / Published: 01/01/2012
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Do you feel like it's long past time to totally transform information literacy instruction? If so, this indispensable new book by Joan Kaplowitz has everything you need to help you incorporate learner-centred teaching (LCT) into information literacy instruction (ILI), combining important grounding in the discipline with usable instructions and tips.
Collaboration, participation, and responsibility are emphasized. You get first-hand information on the transition to learner-centred teaching through Joan Kaplowitz's own experience, as well as real-life examples from instructors in the field who support the learner-centred teaching model.
Part One explains how learner-centred teaching works and why it's so effective, offers tips and tricks to listen to, engage with, and inspire your learners, and provides essential background information and resources to paint a well-rounded picture of the learner-centred teaching model.
Part Two helps you plan for LCT by covering different methods, like modelling, questioning, and collaborative group work. You'll also gain valuable advice on measuring outcomes, assessment, and selecting the best instructional activities based on those outcomes.
Part Three brings everything together by applying LCT to practice, with tips on strengthening the face-to-face learning experience, creating the right environment, and discussing important drawbacks to consider in certain classrooms.
An entire chapter is devoted to creating an online learner-centred experience that includes pros and cons, special challenges, designing the online environment to get to most out of LCT, and the key elements for online instruction. Perspectives from school, public, college, university, and special libraries provide best practices from all areas of librarianship.
Readership: Librarians, information professionals and students on librarianship and information science courses.

Publisher: Facet Publishing
ISBN: 9781856048354
Number of pages: 276
Dimensions: 229 x 153 mm

"...a must-have for anyone who teaches information literacy in any sector for any amount of time, whether it be for one or two stand-alone sessions a year or a fully credited academic course. The clear layout and conversational tone mean it is easy to both read from cover to cover and to dip into so one can return to it regularly." -- Managing Information
"...a must-read for library instructors who seek to improve their personal teaching pedagogy and, more importantly, the IL skills of their learners." -- Journal of Information Literacy
"...a very valuable addition to the field of information literacy" -- SCONUL Focus
"Transforming Information Literacy Instruction Using Learner-Centered Teaching serves as an excellent primer on the concept of LCT and on educational theory as it applies to information literacy instruction. The inclusion of online and blended learning environments means the content will remain relevant as more and more information literacy instruction moves into those formats. Though much of the discussion is theoretical, numerous citations (many annotated) provide the instruction practitioner with an entry point into the intimidating literature on teaching theory and practice." -- College & Research Libraries

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