In the next few weeks I shall be beginning to research my project for my PG Cert. The subject?
I am researching the best ways to teach topics such as electronic resources, bibliographic citation, or historic Scottish music books, in the context of library instruction, in order to get maximum student engagement.
To support this, I’ve obtained a couple of new books for the library:-
- Allan, Barbara, Emerging strategies for supporting student learning: a practical guide for librarians and educators (London: Facet Publishing, 2016)
- Bent, Moira J., Practical tips for facilitating research (London: Facet Publishing, 2016) [In fact, I met and contributed a couple of tips to this author for this book.]
Desk research will obviously also involve use of e-journals etc.
Although I paid close attention to, and gained a lot from the IAML UK and Ireland Academic Music Librarians Seminar and Annual Study Weekend, it is significant that no mention was made of pedagogical theory. My challenge will be to examine the issues in this light.