Classroom libraries vs. school libraries, teacher superstars marginalising teacher librarians - or is it our fault?
When I tell people we're getting to renovate and extend our library their first reaction is "wow, that's amazing, you're so lucky!". And yes, prima facie it is so. But right now it's feeling rather overwhelming. And ironically most of that is not so much to do with the change as the amount of preparation … Continue reading Make-over update
Design – Space, Thinking and Time (4)
September literally flew by, and I'm at the point of finishing up my final assessment for this course, and working on my critical reflection. But first I wanted to critically reflect on where I was in my own library space. I'm expanding the LibGuides to better resource our curriculum and to supplement the gaps in the … Continue reading Design – Space, Thinking and Time (4)
On the box, off the box – INF536 Blog Post 1
(a) Describe a problem space that is not serving the purpose it could do, for learning The orchestra my son was playing in during music camp had a very small podium to rehearse on - about 8mx4m for about 35-40 students including 1st, 2nd & 3rd violins, cellos, violas and double basses. The podium had … Continue reading On the box, off the box – INF536 Blog Post 1
New Semester, new course: Designing spaces for Learning
Just started delving into the outline and introduction of INF536 my new course for this semester. It feels like INF530 has barely finished and now it's already time to move on. I'm moving on in more ways that one. At the end of last term I unexpectedly found a "look-see" at a school library after expressing … Continue reading New Semester, new course: Designing spaces for Learning