ETL401 Introduction to Teacher Librarianship (8)
This subject provides students with an introduction to the role of the teacher librarian, with particular emphasis on the instructional role of the teacher librarian in supporting student learning outcomes, and working in collaboration with school community members to build effective school library programs and services. A range of information process and inquiry learning models are explored. Strategies for the effective integration across the curriculum of information literacy outcomes, including digital literacies, are also examined. Students are encouraged to become reflective practitioners, employing the research and professional literature and evidence-based practice to inform their vision and understanding of the teacher librarian role. This is the keystone subject of the course, and provides the foundation for the reflective practitioner experience throughout the course.|
+ Subject Availability Modes and Location
|Distance||Wagga Wagga Campus||Session 2|
|Distance||Wagga Wagga Campus||Session 3|
|Distance||Wagga Wagga Campus|
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: ETL401|
Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.
|Duration ||Grading System ||School: |
|One session||HD/FL||School of Information Studies|
In the Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary) this subject is available only to students with a professional librarianship qualification recognised by ALIA.
In Bachelor of Educational Studies this subject is only available to students with a professional librarianship qualification recognised by ALIA.
In Master of Education (Knowledge Networks and Digital Innovation) this subject is only available to students with a professional librarianship qualification recognised by ALIA.
In the Master of Information Studies this subject is only available to students who hold a Bachelor degree in Education, a Graduate Diploma of Education, or a Bachelor of Teaching (graduate entry).|
|Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:|
- be able to demonstrate an emergent understanding of the roles of the teacher librarian, including that of information professional and instructional partner, engaged in collaborative practices;
- be able to identify recent educational developments that impact upon the role of the teacher librarian, and the importance of accountability, research, and evidence-based practice for informing school library programs and services;
- be able to demonstrate an understanding of key concepts in information literacy, such as effective search strategies, resource-based learning, inquiry-based learning, digital literacy, and information fluency;
- be able to evaluate and apply a broad range of information process models; and
- be able to demonstrate an emergent understanding of the knowledge, skills and behaviours of a reflective practitioner.
|The subject will cover the following topics:|
- School libraries and emerging educational initiatives
- Information fluency in digital environments and online databases
- Professional standards in teacher librarianship
- Information literacy and information process models
- Teacher librarian as collaborative instructional partner
- Evidence-based practice in the curriculum
- Teacher librarian as reflective practitioner.
The information contained in the 2014 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 29 April 2014. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.