The school library and shifting paradigms : folio

Reid, Derek (1998) The school library and shifting paradigms : folio. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Abstract

Educational restructuring is changing curriculum, instructional design, and classroom practices. In today's learning environment, students are actively engaged in their learning, enabled by access to a vast array of multi-sensory resources. One of the driving forces behind this change is technology, and educators must begin to use the tools provided by it or the future may overcome them. -- A radical change, in philosophy and conception, brought about by technology, is also altering the environment of the school library resource centre, its programs, and the role of teacher-librarians to more accurately reflect the environment in which they function. The increase in electronic and interactive media has transformed the school library resource centre from a repository of books to an information technology centre. A new information literacy has evolved to access, analyze, apply, create, and communicate that information. The teacher-librarian no longer manages a collection, but rather integrates technology into the curriculum through cooperatively planned and taught units of study. -- School library resource centres and their programs, as well as teacher-librarians who have not kept pace with these changes or constructed a vision for thefuture, may not be empowering students to be independent, life-long learners.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/1562
Item ID: 1562
Additional Information: Bibliography: leaves 112-120
Department(s): Education, Faculty of
Date: 1998
Date Type: Submission
Library of Congress Subject Heading: School libraries; Resource programs (Education); Educational change; Computer-assisted instruction

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