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Library instruction in tertiary institutions with a focus on the needs of trainee teachers


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Bridgland, Angela 1983 , 'Library instruction in tertiary institutions with a focus on the needs of trainee teachers', Coursework Master thesis, University of Tasmania.

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The main aim of this dissertation is to establish the need for
undergraduate students and in particular teachers to appreciate
the importance of determining what is known on a certain topic
and being able to retrieve relevant information in a format
suitable to their needs. In other words, the need for library
appreciation programmes or reader education, at tertiary level,
is argued. A literature survey for this topic based on the
United Kingdom, the United States of America and Australia,
reveals past and current practice and future trends. The
importance of tailoring a curriculum model for reader education
to meet the intended audience's needs is stressed. Successful
as well as unsuccessful curricula are discussed and a
process/objectives curriculum model is suggested for use in the
Australian tertiary setting. The practical implications of
introducing such a programme are examined, addressing vital
issues such as the need for programmes to fit comfortably within
the resource capacities of the administering body (money,
materials and personnel), practical problems of how such a
programme would be implemented, who would design and teach it,
when to teach it, how to ,teach it and how such a programme
should be evaluated. In conclusion, the envisaged use of the knowledge and skills
obtained from reader education courses is discussed. The main
benefit to trainee teachers is seen to be their ability to make
more effective and proficient use of resources, not only within
their tertiary institutions, but also within the school in which
they will teach, including each schools' educational resource
centre and its personnel.

Item Type: Thesis - Coursework Master
Authors/Creators:Bridgland, Angela
Keywords: Teachers, Student teachers, Library orientation
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Thesis (M.Ed.)--University of Tasmania, 1985. Bibliography: leaves 106-110

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