Why Do We Teach? Adult Learning Theory in Professional Standards as a Basis for Curriculum Development

dc.contributor.authorGilstrap, Donald L.
dc.contributor.otherWichita State University
dc.contributor.otherUniversity of Alabama Tuscaloosa
dc.date.accessioned2018-11-14T23:11:59Z
dc.date.available2018-11-14T23:11:59Z
dc.date.issued2013-09
dc.description.abstractThis article provides an overview of adult learning theory in relation to teaching philosophies among librarians belonging to ACRL, using Hadley's Educational Orientation Questionnaire. Although not significant as a predictor, there was a nonlinear and negative correlation between librarians' familiarity with the ACRL Standards and their adult learning orientation scores (p = .047, t < .05). Additional variables are included to investigate other influences on adult learning orientation scores. Results of the study showed high significance for gender (beta = 0.213, p = 0.008), current library instruction (beta = 0.199, p = 0.025), and the number of library instruction classes taught during the current year (beta = 0.199, p = 0.041). Additional descriptive statistical analysis and qualitative responses are included, and propositions for professional development are then introduced for future discussions among the ACRL community about the importance of adult learning as well as the evolution of our teaching philosophies.en_US
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dc.identifier.citationGilstrap, Donald L. (2013): Why Do We Teach? Adult Learning Theory in Professional Standards as a Basis for Curriculum Development. College & Research Libraries, 74 (5). DOI: 10.5860/crl12-334
dc.identifier.doi10.5860/crl12-334
dc.identifier.urihttp://ir.ua.edu/handle/123456789/4951
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherAssociation of College and Research Libraries
dc.rights.licenseAttribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC 3.0)
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/
dc.subjectINSTRUCTION LIBRARIANS
dc.subjectCRITICAL REFLECTION
dc.subjectEDUCATION
dc.subjectPROFICIENCIES
dc.subjectInformation Science & Library Science
dc.subject.lcshInformation services—User education
dc.subject.lcshEducation—Standards
dc.titleWhy Do We Teach? Adult Learning Theory in Professional Standards as a Basis for Curriculum Developmenten_US
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