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Becoming Confident Teachers by Claire McGuinness

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Personal and professional development as a teaching librarian

Abstract:

This chapter explores the means and methods of professional and personal development for teaching librarians and describes a number of individual and collaborative strategies for self-evaluation and reflective practice. The chapter encourages teaching librarians to adopt a reflective attitude towards their instructional work and to use the results of constructive self-evaluation, and evaluation by others, to continually improve their teaching and to gradually build a ‘teacher identity’ that will bolster their sense of confidence and self-efficacy. The chapter also urges engagement with the wider professional community of teaching librarians, as well as other academic ...

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