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ERIC Number: EJ1150602
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0748-5786
Libraries as Learning Labs in a Digital Age: A Youth Services Conference in an LIS Classroom
Mills, J. Elizabeth; Campana, Kathleen; Goldsmith, Annette Y.
Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, v58 n1 p27-38 Win 2017
In the face of a changing landscape of youth services, LIS education can push the field of librarianship forward by adopting research-based frameworks that are directly applicable to the profession. We combined the Connected Learning framework with Radical Change theory and Outcome-Based Planning and Evaluation (OBPE) to establish the structure and content for a brand-new culminating course in the children's and youth services track at the University of Washington Information School. We taught the course in Spring 2015 using a conference-like model based on the late Dr. Eliza T. Dresang's teaching plan. Innovative delivery methods engaged both online and residential students, deliberately seeking to change boundaries, change perspectives, and change formats in how programs for digital-age children and youth are planned, delivered, and evaluated. This paper highlights how applying a radical approach to teaching that focuses on hands-on learning connects practice with pedagogy, and provides takeaways that offer a new model for LIS educational approaches.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Washington
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