Developing new skills and adapting to new learning environments is essential for increasing levels of information literacy amongst library users. Delegates on this one-day participative course will build on current experiences of teaching information skills in libraries and learning centres. Divided into five sessions, they will look firstly at the nature of teaching and learning before considering each step of the process – planning, delivering, assessing and receiving feedback. Delegates will be involved with stimulating discussions and there will be the opportunity to share experiences so if you are working with young people, students, small groups of library users or staff this course will help you develop your skills as a teacher and trainer.
Chris Powis is Head of Library and Learning Services at the University of Northampton and a National Teaching Fellow. He has delivered this programme to a wide range of audiences across the UK and Europe and is the co-author of Teaching Information Skills: theory and practice (Facet, 2004) and A Guide to teaching Information Literacy:101tips (Facet 2011).
"The best SLA course I have attended. Excellent trainer, interesting and practical content - thank you." - Elaine Davis, School and Community Librarian, Clyst Vale Community College
"Fantastic course from an inspiring and practical trainer." - Lucy Atherton, Senior Librarian, Wellington College
KS2 and secondary school librarians / library staff - experienced and new to teaching and learning skills
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