Friday, August 24, 2018

New books: Teaching tips and teaching through games

Andrew Walsh has published two books:
Walsh, A. (2018). The Mini Book of Teaching Tips for Librarians. 2nd Edition. ISBN: 978-1911500117
"This mini-book (A6, 100 pages long) is the 2nd edition, roughly 50% longer than the first edition but still mini in size. It contains a series of teaching tips and ideas for librarians who train or teach. Most tips are just 1 page long, making it easy to dip into and get tips and ideas to improve your teaching."
Walsh, A. (2018). The librarians' book on teaching through games and play. ISBN: 978-1911500070
"Aimed mainly at library workers, especially those who teach information skills to adults, this book contains many examples of games and playful interactions to help turn the information literacy classroom into a more playful space. It is aimed primarily at those in post-compulsory education, including Further and Higher Education, Health, Law, and workplace library settings, but it may also be useful in school libraries. Some theory behind the use of active learning, play, and games are covered to help readers use these approaches more effectively. Many of the games include links to full print and play versions online. It also includes a guide to creating non-digital educational games, and a more specific guide to creating educational escape rooms."
Photo by Sheila Webber: daisies in a garden, July 2018

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