Earlybird discount deadline: Thursday 19 December. Prices quoted will increase by £15 after this date.
Closing date for applications: Thursday 16 January
A second place discount of £35.00 will be applied for delegates accompanying a full paying individual from the same school (please contact the SLA office for a discount code)
Why is this course valuable? “[Staff] present the subject matter clearly; creation of an environment that allows the learner to focus on learning; a rigorous approach to the teaching of reading develops learners confidence and enjoyment in reading.” —Ofsted, Sep 2019 Framework, point 28.
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. They 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.
To enable participants to understand theories of teaching and learning and to map these on to their own experience of teaching. To provide participants with strategies to plan, deliver, assess and evaluate their teaching activities.
At the end of the workshop participants will:
* Be able to relate theories of teaching and learning to their experiences of teaching
* Be able to plan a teaching and learning event
* Be able to match appropriate teaching methods to learning needs
* Have strategies to assess the effectiveness of their teaching
* Have strategies to evaluate their teaching
Chris Powis is Head of Library and Learning Services at the University of Northampton. 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:101 tips (Facet 2012). His professional interests include the development of librarians as teachers and the iconography of learning spaces. He is a National Teaching Fellow and is a Fellow of CILIP, the HEA and the RSA.