Teaching at the Desk: Toward a Reference Pedagogyportal: Libraries and the Academy (2002)
AbstractThis article proposes that we use constructivist learning theory—primarily composition theory—to develop a pedagogy for the reference desk. This approach implies that reference is a form of teaching, and that to maximize their educational effectiveness, academic librarians need to approach reference transactions as academic conferences where teaching and learning take place.
- academic libraries,
- libraries and education,
- reference services
Publication DateJuly, 2002
Citation InformationJames K. Elmborg. "Teaching at the Desk: Toward a Reference Pedagogy" portal: Libraries and the Academy Vol. 2 Iss. 3 (2002)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/james_elmborg/14/