Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Weasel Dialogues

The next Staffordshire University Information Literacy Community of Practice workshop is on 4 March on the Leek Road campus of Staffordshire University, UK, 1.30-4.30, costing £30.
Gareth Johnson, University of Leicester. The Weasel Dialogues: From script to screen for Information Literacy."Time and again it is advocated that librarianship is the communicating profession. But for many librarians communication is just something that we get on and do, but seldom take the time to think about in any great detail. ... In this session Gareth, and friends from Weasel Televisual Enterprises, will examine how it is possible to communicate with greater impact through the use of carefully planned videos, flavoured with humour and irreverence, but containing good educational content nevertheless. He will illustrate how they can be used and share some of the success stories from his work."

Chris Wakeman, Staffordshire University. "He will be examining how we can teach IL through a range of pedagogical methods such as, problem-based learning, dialectical learning and web quests. This will be an interactive session with plenty of opportunity to discuss the issues surrounding actively engaging our students."
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Photo by Sheila Webber: Door, Blackheath, Jan 2009

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