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Resources from MLS Professional Collection
The Professional Collection at MLS is housed in the Marlborugh office. Click here for information about how to request items.
Analysis: Key Questions
- Why does your library need this workshop?
- Who are your learners?
- What do they already know?
- What do they need to know?
- What resources are already available?
- What are the learning outcomes for your workshop?
Analysis: Web Resources
Adult Learning Theory
This document from the TEAL Center at the U.S. Department of Education describes andragogy, self-directed learning, and transformative learning and discusses implications for teaching practice.
Ten Characteristics of Adult Learners
This handout describes the unique characteristics of adult learners, along with coordinating teaching strategies.
LIRT Adult Learners Resource Center
Resources from the Adult Learners Committee of ALA's Library Instruction Round Table (LIRT). Includes theories, methods, and specific learner groups like senior citizens and English language learners.
Connected Learning Alliance
Resources and information about connected learning approach. Vision: "A world where all young people have access to participatory, interest-driven learning that connects to educational, civic, and career opportunities."
Developmentally Appropriate Practice
Resources, principles, guidelines, and teaching strategies for developmentally appropriate practice, from the National Association for the Education of Young Children.
Action Verbs for Objectives
This document lists action verbs for the cognitive, affective, and psychomotor domains for use in writing learning outcomes. (From a lead instructional designer at Penn State.)
Teaching with the Revised Bloom's Taxonomy
Handouts from the Northern Illinois University's Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center.
Bloom's Psychomotor Domain
Categories with examples and verbs, as well as further resources.
Krathwohl and Bloom’s Affective Taxonomy
Explanation and verbs for the affective domain.
Tips on Writing Learning Outcomes
This information from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is adapted from ACRL's Information Literacy Immersion Institute.
Peer-Reviewed Instructional Materials Online is a database of instructional materials created by librarians to teach people about discovering, accessing and evaluating information in networked environments. From ACRL, the materials here are useful for higher-level workshops such as searching databases or evaluating web information.
Diversity and Inclusive Teaching
Resources from the Center for Teaching at Vanderbilt University
A comprehensive set of free classroom and professional development resources designed to reduce prejudice, improve intergroup relations, and support equitable school experiences. A project of the Southern Poverty Law Center.
Center for Universal Design in Education
The Center for Universal Design in Education (CUDE) at the University of Washington develops and collects resources to help educators apply universal design to all aspects of the educational experience:
Bloom's (Digital) Taxonomy
This version of Bloom's Taxonomy - revised by Andrew Churches in 2008 to include technology-oriented goals and skills - shows action verbs you can use to brainstorm learning outcomes and activities, arranged according to Bloom's Taxonomy of learning skills.
More information from Churches about his revision: