Pedagogy and School Libraries: Developing agile approaches in a digital age

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    Pedagogy and School Libraries Judy OConnell9 October, 2015

    Developing Agile Approaches in a Digital Age

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  • Developing Agile Approaches in a Digital Age

  • School

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  • Challenge

  • Challenge

  • "Gutenberg Parenthesis

    or Living the dream!

  • Eisenstadt (a Gutenberg scholar): the book did not take on its own form until 50 years after it was invented by Gutenberg. Printing was originally called "automatic

    handwriting." [horseless carriage]

  • The Web at 25+ Overall verdict:

    The internet has been a plus for society and an especially good thing for individual users


  • Is the Gutenberg Parenthesis a foundational concept that can

    help us in reconceptualising directions for school libraries?

  • Trends in knowledge construction and

    participatory culture

  • 21c curriculum alignment = digital information ecology

    Agile approaches to connected learning

  • 21 C teacher librarian

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  • not just a discussion

    about selfies

    Robert Cornelius in 1839, believed to be the world's first selfie. Photograph: Library of Congress

    digital footprint

  • chirp! a plant watering alarm

    drone pilot locates missing 82-year-old man after three day search

    not just a about our


    man accused of murder asked Siri where to hide the body

    living replica of Vincent Van Gohs ear

  • welcome innovation

    embrace change

    meet the challenges of our global connected future

    Developing Agile Approaches in a Digital Age

  • Thomas, D., & Brown, J. S. (2011). A new culture of learning: Cultivating the imagination for a world of constant change (Vol. 219). Lexington, KY: CreateSpace.

    Information absorption is a cultural and social process of engaging with the constantly changing world around us. p47

  • When you stand at the door of your library and look inside, do you see your school

    library dream?

  • What does your library look like, sound like, and feel like - to your school community?

    cc licensed ( BY SD ) flickr photo by heyjudegallery:

  • 7 Things You Should Know About Makerspaces. (2013, April 1). Retrieved June 8, 2015, from

    Awesome effect!

  • changing their reading


    information encounters

  • changing their creative


  • In talking about school libraries and the essential paradigm shift that is taking place, Stanley (2011) highlights three areas of influence:

    Information fluency using search engines effectively; evaluating online information; collaborating in virtual environments, and delivering material resources online.

    Digital citizenship understanding responsible and ethical use of information, and maintaining safe online practices.

    Digital storytelling reading, writing and listening to books in many formats; creating, collaborating and sharing in a range of mediums.

    Digital influences

    Stanley. D.B. (2011). Change has arrived for school libraries, School Library Monthly, 27 (4)4, 4547.

  • Media literacynature and role of subliminal media effects

    The entire process is fundamentally rhetorical: it concerns the transformation of an audience

    McLuhan, E., & McLuhan, M. (2011). Theories of communication. Peter photo by Striking Photography by Bo Insogna shared under a Creative Commons (BY-NC-ND) license

  • Digital literacy

    reading and writing in a digital environment, in order to position where the literacy action is taking place

    and that it can be authentic, multimodal, far reaching, multi-tool, and code interdependent

    Chase, Z., & Laufenberg, D. (2011). Digital literacies: Embracing the squishiness of digital literacy. Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 54(7), 535537

  • transliteracy is not about learning text literacy and visual literacy and digital literacy in isolation

    from one another but about the interaction of these literacies


  • Information literacy

    the evolution of Web 2.0 and the revolution of social media and social networking requires a fundamental

    shift in how we think about information literacy

    Mackey, T. P., & Jacobson, T. E. (2014). Metaliteracy: reinventing information literacy to empower learners. American Library Association.

  • comprehensive examination approach to metacognition,

    multiple intelligence theory, multi-literacies, multiple literacies,

    transliteracy, convergence and multimodal literacy.


  • ..or any other bunch of new literacies - they really matter!

  • Heuristics for instructional design!

    Each of these has a common purpose to break overall cognitive development process into parts that can more easily

    structure educational processes and goals, and scaffold learning and individual knowledge development.

  • Davies, A., Fidler, D., & Gorbis, M. (2011). Future work skills 2020.

  • Evolving Learning Landscape

    Current thinking about 21st century skills, and the learning experiences that support their development, are essential starting points for capacity building. A list of the workforce skills presented by Davies, et al (2011, pp. 8-12) include:

    Sense-making Social intelligence Novel and adaptive thinking Cross-cultural competency Computational thinking

    New-media literacy Transdisciplinarity Design mindset Cognitive load management Virtual collaboration

  • Sustainable learning involves a pedagogic fusion between environments, tools, formats and meta-literacy capabilities.

    (Mackey & Jacobson 2011)

    Mackey, T P and Jacobson, T E 2011, Reframing information literacy as a metaliteracy, College & Research Libraries, vol. 72, no. 1, pp. 6278.

  • Foundation for young Australians


  • Trends, challenges and development in technologies that will influence the future of

    schools and libraries

    NMC Horizon Reports

    Using a modified Delphi process, a panel of 50+ education and technology experts identify topics very likely to impact technology planning and decision-

    making: six key trends, six significant challenges and six important developments in technology.

  • Long-Term Impact Trends: next five or more years

    Rethinking how schools work Shift to deeper learning approaches

    Mid-Term Impact Trends: next three to five years Increasing use of collaborative learning approaches Shift from students as consumers to students as creators

    Short-Term Impact Trends: next one to two years Increasing use of hybrid/blended learning designs Rise of STEAM learning (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics)

    Key Trends Accelerating K-12 Ed Tech Adoption

    unique opportunities for vision and leadership

    Implications for Policy, Leadership, or Practice

  • Solvable Challenges: Those which we both understand and know how to solve Creating authentic learning opportunities Integrating technology in Teacher Education

    Difficult Challenges: Those we understand but for which solutions are elusive Personalizing learning Rethinking the roles of teachers

    Wicked Challenges: Those that are complex to even define, much less address Scaling teaching innovations Teaching complex thinking

    Significant Challenges Impeding K-12 Ed Tech Adoption

    Increasing use of collaborative learning approaches

  • Time to Adoption: One Year or Less