Reale ’99M Publishes Findings from an Arcadia Classroom

By schwartzsa | November 29, 2012

Library Innovation Journal recently published a paper by Faculty Librarian Michelle Reale ’99M titled “Critical Pedagogy in the Classroom: Library Instruction that Gives Voice to Students and Builds a Community of Scholars.” The article describes the process in a 200-level literature interpretation course taught primarily to English majors at Arcadia University.

The abstract follows:

When librarians apply critical pedagogy in a classroom, they can both impart knowledge and ignite breakthrough thinking among students. By partnering with professors and decentralizing the “power” in the classroom, librarians can tap into knowledge that students already possess and encourage them to express their own ideas.