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Buffy J. HamiltonMarch 2012Massachusetts School Library Association Conference


  • 1.Libraries as CommunallyConstructed Sites of ParticipatoryCulture: ComposingNarratives of ParticipatoryLiteracy Buffy J. HamiltonCC image via 2012hotostream/ Massachusetts School Library Association Conference

2. participatorylearning is a lens to help us see thepossibilities andcreate a context for crafting a sharedvision of library in learning communitiesCC image via 3. participatory learning and literacyare scalable to the needs of alearningcommunityCC image via 4. libraries as site ofparticipatory instructional design andculture and learning learning experiences to build participatory literacy 5. cross-pollinationCC image via 6. qualities of participatory sites ofculturepractices of participatory learninglibraries as a catalyst forparticipatory learning and literacy 7. libraries as communal experiences andcommonplace texts constructed byparticipantsCC image via 8. libraries as sites of the experience of self-excavationand discovery through learningCC image via 9. library is theshared story of thehumanexperienceCC image via 10. relatively low barriers to artisticexpression and civic engagement 11. strong support for creating and sharing onescreations with others 12. what is known by the most experienced is passed along to novices 13. members feel some degree of socialconnection with one anotherCC image via 14. members believe that their contributions matter 15. communities formed around content andinformation literacy standardsCC image via 16. communities formed around passions,interests, wonderings, and curiosityCC image via 17. librarians can be thecatalyst to spark largerchange in a learningecosystemCC image via 18. Learning Communities andLibrariansRead, listen, watch, and learn at 19. librarians as a node in networks attuned toperpetual learning Quote Source: Slide 24, internet-librarian?from=ss_embed 20. Hear Dr. Weschs TED Talk CC image via 21. how do we disrupt what paulo freire terms the banking system of education that devaluesinquiry?Image used under a CC license from 22. CC image via 23. librarians craft learning experiences tosupport students and teacherscontributing to dialogic conversations forlearning through participationCC image via Librarianship and Change Agents: 24. enrich participatory, dialogic conversations forlearning by facilitating and scaffoldingdiscourse in multiple transliterate contextsCC image via 25. Transliteracy is an umbrella term encompassingdifferent literacies and multiple communicationchannels that require active participationwith and across a range of platforms, andembracing both linear and non-linear messagesDr. Susie AndrettaLondon Metropolitan University Source: 26. Transliteracy is a a convergence of literacies(Lippincott, 2007: 17) as the boundariesbetween medial literacy, digital literacy,technology literacy and information literacybecome blurred when individuals evolve fromconsumers of information to producers ofcontent.Dr. Susie AndrettaLondon Metropolitan University Source: and 27. Transliteracy is concerned with mappingmeaning across different media and not withdeveloping particular literacies about variousmedia. It is not about learning text literacy andvisual literacy and digital literacy in isolationfrom one another but about the interactionamong all these literacies.Tom IpriLiaison Librarian to the College of Media Arts and Design at W. W. Hagerty Library at DrexelUniversitySource: 28. open andtransparentchoices sociallearner inquiry drivendriven 29. Project New Media Literacies: The 5 Characteristics of Participatory Learning (CPLs)Source:!+Framework 30. meaningful playand experimentationImage used under a Creative Commons license from 31. integrated learning space that valuesconnections between home, school,community, and the world 32. teachers and students as co-teachers andco-learnersCC image via 33. learning that feels relevantCC image via 34. opportunities to create and solveproblemsCC image by 35. Project New Media Literacies 4 Cs: Practices of ParticipationCreateCirculateCollaborate ConnectSource:!+Framework 36. create: going beyond consumption and engaging increating contentand alternaterepresentations oflearning 37. circulate: forming relationships or partnerships in face to face andvirtual learningspaces 38. collaborate: working with others in a variety ofspaces to complete learning activities and build newknowledge 39. connect:formingrelationships orpartnerships inface to face and virtual learning spaces 40. is participatory learning a magical experience forevery learner?Cc image via 41. resistanceCC image via 42. Original photograph by Buffy Hamilton 43. Original photograph by Buffy Hamilton 44. demands on human resources/timedisruption of the banking system ofeducation (Freire) is sometimes perceivedas a threatapprehensive/anxious feelings fromstudents regarding technology and/orparticipatory learning 45. Cc image via 46. CC image via 47. librarian asparticipationwhisperer:what carrotscan we offerthem?CC image via 48. participatory teaching methods simply will not work if they do not begin with adeep bond between teacher and student.Importantly, this bond must be builtthrough mutual respect, care, and anongoing effort to know and understand oneanother. Dr. Michael Wesch Associate Professor of Cultural AnthropologyCoffman Chair for DistinguishedTeaching ScholarsKansas State University Quote: CC image via 49. relationships are the cornerstone oflibraries and participationCC image via 50. how do we grow a culture of participatoryculture, relationships, and learningcommunities as librarians? 51. instructional design/learningarchitectlibrarian as information andgardeneridea innovator 52. focus on pedagogies and processes first, toolsand mediums for learning secondlyCC image via 53. social media and web 2.0 tools canamplify conversations for learning andexpand learning networks 54. technology is just one piece in the puzzle of fosteringcommunity and a culture of participatory learning CC image via 55. be open to encouragingparticipation with many mediumsCC image via 56. there is no one size fits all model ofparticipatory learningSource: Dale, Jenny, and Lynda Kellam. "The Incredible Embeddable Librarian."Library Media Connection 30.4 (2012): 30-31. Academic Search Complete.CC image via 57. 58. Graphic used with permission from Dr. Barbara Stripling 59. CC image via 60. 1connect 61. awakening prior knowledgeKristin FontichiaroCC image via 62. Connectingproviding context and backgroundproviding focus to deal knowledge/building with information schemaoverload (big idea thinking) 63. Connecting Collaborative Scale/share Provideknowledgeconstructed choices buildingknowledge 64. Bubbl.usCC image via h 65. Source: