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Teaching tips for librarians
Fri 10 March 2017, 13:00 – 16:00 GMT
Are you a librarian new to teaching? Or just never been shown some basic teaching mechanics that'll take your teaching to the next level? Or a student who wants to think about these things before their first professional job?
Have you perhaps survived some early teaching experiences, but want to make sure you find next time easier?!
This covers some of the basic teaching mechanics. We look at: Learning Objectives; Lesson Plans; Assessment; Evaluation and some related issues. We'll give practical help, tips, interventions, and templates to use in your own teaching sessions, with particular emphasis on "one-shot" teaching sessions and active learning interventions. It will run as a highly interactive workshop.
We won't cover much detail on how people learn (no learning theories, that would be another workshop!) - just the mechanics you need to make your existing teaching approaches better and to carry on improving. People will work individually or in small groups on practical exercises to learn some of these basic mechanics.
All participants will get a copy of the "Mini Book of Teaching Tips for Librarians" (ISBN 978-1-911500-00-1, normally £9.95).
13:30-14:00 Learning Objectives
14:00-14:30 Lesson Planning
14:30-14:45 Tea Break
14:45-15:00 Assessment of Learning
15:00-15:30 Evaluation of Sessions
15:30-16:00 Plan an Outline Session
16:00 Sum up and finish
Exact content and timings during the day will be subject to change (but we will finish by 16:30 at the latest!).
Bookings subject to minimum numbers attending. If less than 15 bookings are received, event may be cancelled and full refunds made.
I prefer Payment via Eventbrite, as do most institutions who may be paying! Please only select "offline" and payment by invoice if you really need to / are told to by the payer.
The instructor - I'm a National Teaching Fellow and a librarian. For an idea of my activities, please take a look at my website.