Wednesday, February 04, 2015

cfp critical pedagogy in library instruction #critlib

There's a call for chapters/ essays for a book (to be published by ACRL) on critical pedagogy in teaching information literacy. The editors write "We are seeking short chapters on using critical pedagogy in lesson design and other components of teaching to compile in a practical, accessible handbook for library instructors.... A criticism of critical theory and critical pedagogy is that the discourse is designed around those with the privilege to contemplate ideas at length, but not really helpful for the practitioner who might have fewer resources (e.g., financial resources, time) to adapt theory into practice. As a response, this book will provide practical tools and activities to integrate critical pedagogy into library instruction. Short chapters introducing key ideas will alternate with lesson plans and workbook activities where readers will reflect on their own practice or walk through the steps to alter an existing teaching activity." Proposals have to be submitted by 31 March 2015. See for more details
Photo by Sheila Webber: flower posy in the snow, January 2015.

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