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Developing librarians as teachers: A study of their pedagogical knowledge

Bewick, L and Corrall, S (2010) Developing librarians as teachers: A study of their pedagogical knowledge. Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, 42 (2). 97 - 110. ISSN 0961-0006

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The widespread involvement of librarians in information literacy education has raised concerns about their development as teachers, but there is little research on their acquisition and application of pedagogical knowledge. A questionnaire was used to collect mainly quantitative data about the teaching roles, pedagogical knowledge and professional development of subject librarians in 82 UK higher education institutions. Two expert interviews and a literature review informed the design and contextualized the findings. The survey showed postholders were engaged in a variety of teaching-related activities, regarded as central to their work. Contrary to assumptions, most felt confident about teaching and thought their knowledge sufficient, giving examples of pedagogical theory gained via courses informing their teaching practice. Although on-the-job development was common, the majority had undertaken a short course and/or extended programme. Respondents favoured incorporating a teaching module into initial professional education and providing tailored programmes for librarians with substantial teaching roles. © The Author(s) 2010.


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Item Type: Article
Status: Published
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Bewick, L
Corrall, Sscorrall@pitt.eduSCORRALL
Date: 1 June 2010
Date Type: Publication
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Librarianship and Information Science
Volume: 42
Number: 2
Page Range: 97 - 110
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.1177/0961000610361419
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: School of Information Sciences > Library and Information Science
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0961-0006
Date Deposited: 12 May 2015 15:06
Last Modified: 04 Feb 2019 20:55


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