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Teaching to Individual Differences in Science and Engineering Librarianship Named Best Publication by ASEE
The Engineering Library Division of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE ELD) announced recently that Teaching to Individual Differences in Science and Engineering Librarianship: Adapting Library Instruction to Learning Styles and Personality Characteristics by Jeanine Mary Williamson was a winner of the 2019 Best Publication Award.
Williamson’s book, published in 2017 by Chandos Publishing, an imprint of Elsevier, considers teaching and individual differences within sciences and engineering librarianship, and offers a detailed account of the adaptation of library instruction to learning styles and personality characteristics. The book considers that students generally choose majors that align with their learning style and personality, and explores different models of assessing personality traits and learning styles.
Teaching to students’ individual strengths is often referred to as “differentiation” in the educational context, and it has been widely studied and found to be effective, though it is still more common in K-12 education than at the university level. Differentiation can occur at every level of the teaching process, from the content of a lesson to the process of learning to the final product of an assignment. Teachers who are skilled at differentiation consider the individual needs and educational goals of their students, and tailor their lessons to prime students for success.
Teaching to Individual Differences in Science and Engineering Librarianship fills an important gap in the field, offering a detailed roadmap for science and engineering librarians to personalize science and engineering library instruction. Citing the most recent dynamic instruction and adaptive teaching literature, this title is a vital reference to all science and engineering librarians looking to make their classrooms more effective.Elsevier is proud to celebrate Teaching to Individual Differences in Science and Engineering Librarianship and we offer our hearty congratulations to the author and the entire team behind this outstanding book.
About the book:
- Considers teaching and individual differences within science and engineering librarianship
- Offers a balanced and critical account of the adaptation of library instruction to learning styles and personality characteristics
- Cites the dynamic instruction/adaptive teaching literature
- Discusses opportunities and suggestions for incorporating personalization into science and engineering library instruction
The general scope of social sciences is vast, and Elsevier’s collection of journals, books, and eBooks examine in detail a wide range of topics in this area, from sociology, law, and cognitive science to political science, education, and linguistics. Our Chandos imprint in particular, known for high-quality scholarship in Asian studies, library and information science, and business management, reflects Elsevier’s continuing commitment to these crucial areas of study.