The Higher Education landscape is a rapid changing environment and I feel that the new challenges of the 21stcentury will continue to transform our practice.
I recently attended the 8thLibrarians Information Literacy Conference (LILAC)in Glasgow where Lord Putnamargued that oracy has to become an important element in our teaching as voice recognition technologies (e.g. Google voice, Apple’s Siri) will dominate in the future. He also referred to an expert panel that is currently reviewing the UK National Curriculum and acknowledges the central importance of spoken language to the new curriculum.
One my considerations is how I will persuade my students to talk more as I don’t have the luxury to meet them regularly to …Refl-ACTION
I was reading last week Peter Scales’s chapter “The reflective teacher”… it was an enlightening read for me although by-nature I am doing a lot of self-observation, trying to recognise patterns and ways of improvement and development.
The last two years or so, I have also been through my Chartership process in which reflection is the core element. It was very difficult for me to make sense of the process because I take for granted that Librarians should update themselves on a daily basis. If you want to be called an “Information professional”, you need to walk at the same pace as technology does and as the Information landscape evolves.