Monday, July 11, 2016
Call for Book Chapters - Theory Driven Teaching: Integrating Educational Theory & ACRL Core Concepts into Academic Library Instruction
Proposal Submission Deadline:
Title: Theory Driven Teaching: Integrating Educational Theory & ACRL Core Concepts into Academic Library Instruction
Publisher: Association of College and Research Libraries Press (ACRL)
Chapters are sought for the forthcoming ACRL book Theory Driven Teaching: Integrating Educational Theory & ACRL Core Concepts into Academic Library Instruction.
The focus of the book is to empower librarians and instructional staff to teach within the new Framework, while grounding lesson plans in education theory. The book will provide lesson plans grounded in educational theory and aligned with the new ACRL Framework. Narratives accompanying each lesson plan will introduce relevant educational theories and the frames, as well as include examples of learning activities and assessment tools.
Chapters will be grouped according to the threshold concepts within the new Framework and then by academic discipline (social science, science & engineering, arts & humanities). Authors are welcome to submit multiple proposals within each concept or different discipline.
Tone and style:
Contributing authors will write as if explaining the lesson plan to a colleague. Tone should be approachable, but still geared toward an academic audience. Authors will include the genesis of the lesson (lightbulb moments, previously unmet patron needs, faculty requests, etc.), background information of the lesson plan including the learning theory(ies) behind its construction. Authors will also discuss why the lesson plan is suited to the special population(s) and the information literacy frame emphasized in that lesson.
The practical, scalable, step-by-step lesson plans will include the intended learning audience(s), any discipline-specific research methodology, prerequisites, any challenges and solutions associated with the lesson, and finally learning outcome assessment tools.
Final chapters will be 2,000-3,000 words in length.
Contributing authors will follow a template and receive support through peer review.
Authors should complete the following form to submit proposals:http://goo.gl/forms/
Proposals will include:
1. Proposed Chapter Title
2. Disciplinary coverage (social science, science & engineering, arts & humanities)
3. Information literacy frame
4. Educational theory behind lesson plan
5. Special population lesson supports
6. 100 word abstract of proposed chapter
Janna L. Mattson, Instruction & Social Sciences Librarian
Mary K. Oberlies, Conflict & Peace Studies Librarian
George Mason University Libraries