Some of the stuff that I'm passionate about are learning theory and learning styles and pedagogy. They used to call it teaching, but now that's kind of a dirty word. I think the study of how people learn is absolutely fascinating. I'm putting the finishing touches on an article with a colleague on the subject for academic librarians, (this thing seriously should have been submitted weeks ago - gosh darn formatting! for the love of Pete!) I sincerely hope that more and more students leaving library school will have a greater understanding of how to be effective in the classroom -where many of them will be spending a lot of time in the near future.
So imagine my surprise this morning, when I discovered that the "Super Librarian," as a colleague referred to her, Char Booth, has an article in American Libraries this month that gets down and dirty about Instructional Literacy. I'm so glad that this is becoming a more and more popular subject and I hope librarians are paying attention. Perhaps this will be a nice compliment to the survey and article we're working on. (Fingers crossed.)
PS Closed my survey with 1020 responses! I'm amazed!