INF 398T - Supervised Teaching in Information Studies - RESTRICTED

Spring 2016
Unique ID: 27660
Prof:  Westbrook, Lynn
Room: UTA 5.468
Days:  Wed
Time: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

History and present status of education for librarianship and information studies. Curriculum design, systematic course design and management, teaching methodologies and evaluation of learning.

Sometimes conducted in a group classroom setting, other times the student works under supervision of a member of the graduate faculty individually. In either case, student must present written instructor permission to the Graduate Coordinator in order to register for the course.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester.
May be repeated for credit as a teaching practicum.

This course examines the philosophy and practice of teaching in Information Studies. Through group design activities, integrated readings, varying observations, and expert guest speakers the course covers: curriculum design, course design, teaching methodologies, classroom management, and learning evaluation. Overarching faculty practice considerations support exploration of individual professional voice in a full array of scholarly venues. Outcomes include personally developed resources commonly employed in job seeking and the first three years of a faculty appointment.

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