Posts on March 2015
from Insights on Library Instruction

"Shouldn't All Learning Be Engaged?": Engaged Learning and Academic Libraries

librarians and students work on scanner design

In higher education over the last several years, interest in and momentum around engaged learning has grown substantially, although engaged learning is by no means a new approach to skill and knowledge development. As a pedagogical approach, engaged learning foregrounds lived experience and emphasizes practice in authentic settings—often bridging curricular and co-curricular, classroom and clinic, local and global—to enable learners to develop effective habits of thought and action that will...