Inquiry-Based Pedagogy in School Library Programs

LLED 469 (3.0) Online – Course Outline

EVALUATION

Assignment 1: Learners as inquirers: Learning Curation
Assignment 2: Inquiry: cultivating mindsets and gathering tools
Assignment 3: Inquiry: design and implementation
Discussion Forum: Nurturing a culture of inquiry

*assignments will be adapted for the shortened nine week Summer Term course

DESCRIPTION

Inquiry, supported by a wide range of resources accessed with the support of the teacher-librarian, is foundational to a strong, dynamic and responsive school library program. The inquiry approach, when activated by teachers working collaboratively with the teacher-librarian, enhances both teaching and learning and enables students to move to independent thinking and learning.

In this online course, students will design inquiry-based learning experiences by:

  1. Selecting, assessing and incorporating appropriate resources;
  2. incorporating strategies for assessment of and for learning; and
  3. exploring and utilizing a variety of instructional tools, strategies and technologies to design inquiry learning opportunities.

LLED 449 is a core course for the Diploma in Education – Teacher-Librarianship. This is one course for the Certificate in Teacher-Librarianship.

OUTLINE

MODULE TOPIC
1 Introduction
2 Roles of the School Library: standards of practice and cultivating an “inquiry-ready” environment
3&4 Inquiry: models, mindsets and broad-based understandings; Inquiry: designing for inquiry
5 Collaborative Program Planning and Teaching: a look at collaborative inquiry
6&7 Context Matters: Resource-based: Teaching: selecting/evaluating tools that meet the needs of diverse learners and integrating effective technologies
8 Curriculum Conversations: content curation
9 Curriculum Conversations: planning with the four Literacies: information, critical, digital and media
10 Curriculum Conversations: assessment
11 Curriculum Conversations: First People’s principles of learning and global perspectives
12 Learner Agency: co-construction and nurturing student voice
13 Summation

*modules and readings will be adapted for the shortened nine week Summer Term course

REQUIRED COURSE MATERIAL

There is no required textbook for this course.

Required Reading:

Readings and resources needed for the course can be found in the Library Course Reserves section of Connect.

COURSE REQUIREMENTS

This is an online course. Students are required to have a computer, access to the Internet, and a Campus Wide Login ID and password to access the course website.

LIBRARY RESOURCES: Connect From Home

Your EZproxy connection will allow you to access library resources from your computer on or off campus. For more information, go to http://services.library.ubc.ca/off-campus-access/connect-from-home/

MORE INFORMATION

Telephone: 604.822.2013, or toll-free in North America: 1.888.492.1122
Email: pro-d.educ@ubc.ca


Latest Revision on: April 6, 2017