ERIC Number: EJ1088374
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
Mapping 21st Century Skills: Investigating the Curriculum Preparing Teachers and Librarians
Witte, Shelbie D.; Gross, Melissa R.; Latham, Don L., Jr.
Education for Information, v31 n4 p209-225 2015
In the first tier of a multi-tier research project, U.S. faculty from the School of Teacher Education and the School of Library and Information Studies seek to create synergies between teacher education and library initiatives in order to understand the best ways to encourage collaboration between teachers and librarians. This article discusses the results of an exploratory research project in which secondary teacher education coursework and library and information studies coursework were mapped to 21st century skills to investigate the ways in which preservice teachers and librarians are being prepared to collaborate and teach 21st century skills. Findings indicate that while some 21st century skills are covered in various courses throughout each preparation program, there is not a systematic approach for the teaching of 21st century skills in the preparation of future teachers and librarians.
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Librarians, Cooperation, Librarian Teacher Cooperation, Critical Thinking, Electronic Libraries, Problem Solving, Teacher Education Curriculum, Teacher Education, Research Projects, Partnerships in Education, Library Schools, Library Science, Cooperative Planning, Case Studies, Information Literacy, Graduate Study, Undergraduate Study, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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