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ERIC Number: ED500217
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Oct-25
Pages: 6
Abstractor: Author
Experiential and Transformational Learning Theories as they Apply to Library Information Literacy
Wyss, Paul Alan
Online Submission, World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (10th, Oct 24-28, 2005)
Experiential and Transformational Learning Theories have strong potential for application in a setting in which academic library skills are taught. These theories imply greater immersion in the academic library environment and scholarly library research and, thus, promote a deeper understanding of information literacy than traditional methods of library instruction. Along with this, both theories involve social change. The social change for the adult learner includes self-actualization, personal growth, and empowerment. For librarians and the field of librarianship the potentials for social change are even more profound. Experiential and Transformational Learning Theories allow librarians to challenge all of their assumptions of how to promote information literacy and offers them new, and hopefully, more successful ways of creating a library learning and research environment that truly addresses the goals of life-long learning.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A