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ERIC Number: EJ1166454
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1933-5954
SoTL in the LIS Classroom: Helping Future Academic Librarians Become More Engaged Teachers
McNiff, Lindsay; Hays, Lauren
Communications in Information Literacy, v11 n2 p366-377 2017
In this paper, we share background and key considerations of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL), and propose introducing library and information science (LIS) students to SoTL as a way to acquaint them with the higher education teaching profession. Throughout the article, we employ reflection as the primary consideration and support structure that frames the benefits of SoTL for instructional growth. Four critical stages of SoTL training, first suggested by Gale and Golde (2004), are recommended for LIS students: "Exposure," "Encounter," "Engagement," and "Extension." As instruction responsibilities and opportunities continue to expand in academic librarianship, teaching about SoTL using the four stages may prepare LIS students to quickly adjust to their new roles and engage with other teaching faculty. This article fills a gap in the literature on SoTL in LIS instruction curricula.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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