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SXSWedu 2015

Hacking the Culture of Learning in the Library

How do we help learners of all ages stay curious, develop their passions, immerse themselves in learning? Welcome to the library. Libraries are the informal learning space that encourages exploration and discovery and librarians lead in creating new opportunities to engage learners and make learning happen. Libraries are the incubation space to hack education; to create new paradigms where learners own their education, librarians mediate learning, and learning outside school walls is legitimized

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Takeaways

  1. Participants will be challenged to think anew about traditional learning paradigms and will be asked to jettison structures that hold back creative investigation and discovery among learners of all ages
  2. Participants will re-envision learning through the lens of informal learning opportunities mediated by librarians in school and public libraries and understand why the library has a unique role to play in recreating education
  3. Participants will learn practical steps they can take in their own learning environments that will inspire learning, develop and sustain passions among learners, and see examples of how legitimize informal learning opportunities

Speakers

  • Marijke Visser, Assistant Direcotr, Office for Information Technology Policy, American Library Association
  • Christopher Harris, Director of the School Library System, Genesee Valley Educational Partnership
  • Cen Campbell, Founder, LittleeLit.com & Children's Librarian, LittleeLit.com

Organizer

Marijke Visser, Assistant Direcotr, Office for Information Technology Policy, American Library Association

Meta Information:

  • Event: EDU
  • Format: Panel Discussion
  • Track: Instructional Strategies & Best Practices
  • Level: Basic Understanding
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