What is critical pedagogy and how can librarians use it as a tool for instruction? By teaching students to question the hierarchies implicit in the materials they encounter, librarians can motivate the next wave of information activists.
Posts tagged "ICSC"
from Insights on Library Instruction
Nandita Mani, Ph.D., led an engaging conversation on Design and Development Considerations for Flipping Instruction with faculty and staff from the library on April 23, 2015. This well-attended session covered an overview and history of flipped classrooms, multiple group activities, and thought provoking take-home questions.
Library instructional spaces are often difficult to characterize, given the unique challenges that are inherent to the work. You usually have one shot, one chance to simultaneously orient learners to the library system, successfully root them within the context of the lesson, and (by way of delivering a great session) convince them to come back to the space another time.
On November 4th, Rachel Niemer and Theresa Braunschneider (CRLT) provided the library with a lightly customized version of their “Teaching With Technology: How Can I Include All Students” workshop. The workshop explores “the intersection of technology and inclusive teaching” and discusses “the inadvertent assumptions about learners’ bodies and resources often implicit in assignments and classroom activities using technology.”
On December 17, 2012, the Instructor College hosted a program in which University of Michigan library instructors could reflect on the past semester. The Instructor College Steering Committee (ICSC) also reported on the activities that it coordinated over the last semester. Fifteen library instructors attended.
On August 10, 2012, Instructor College hosted Michigan Instruction Exchange (MIX) conference. This conference was open to all academic library instructors in the state of Michigan.