Breaking It Down and Climbing Back Up: Learning Theories and Approaches to Instruction
June 10, 2016
Library Instruction West. Salt Lake City, UT.
Erica DeFrain, Julia Glassman, Nicole Pagowsky, and Doug Worsham
Active learning, constructivism, socio-constructivism, critical pedagogy, critical constructivism - these learning theories are more than just buzzwords. They’re important instructional strategies that can play central roles in shaping and motivating learners, but are often misinterpreted, misunderstood, and misapplied. Rather than viewing theory and practice as discrete, mutually exclusive approaches to our roles as educators, this presentation will focus on elevating our teaching through praxis: the negotiation of theory into practice with a reflective component. Through a series of exercises and interactions facilitated by four experienced instruction librarians, this presentation will help you understand what these pedagogical practices mean and how (and why) you should be using them in your instruction.
Activity: Take a scenario, interpret with constructivism, then interpret with critical pedagogy. #liw16— Sarah E. North (@booksnbroadway) June 10, 2016
Critical pedagogy - looking for deeper causes and contexts #liw16— Michael Aldrich (@maldrich) June 10, 2016
Critical pedagogy- understanding why things are the way they are so we can change them #liw16— Molly Montgomery (@MedLibMolly) June 10, 2016
What are some barriers to memorable, meaningful, transformative learning in higher ed? For me, no attempt at personal connection. #liw16— Sarah E. North (@booksnbroadway) June 10, 2016
Think, pair, share- a basic social constructivist activity #liw16— Molly Montgomery (@MedLibMolly) June 10, 2016
Constructivism - We learn when we build knowledge with our concepts and experience #liw16— Michael Aldrich (@maldrich) June 10, 2016
Social constructivism focuses on being meaningful. Great point. #liw16— Lauren Hays (@Lib_Lauren) June 10, 2016