Teaching to Individual Differences in Science and Engineering Librarianship - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780081018811, 9780081018828

Teaching to Individual Differences in Science and Engineering Librarianship

1st Edition

Adapting Library Instruction to Learning Styles and Personality Characteristics

Authors: Jeanine Mary Williamson
eBook ISBN: 9780081018828
Paperback ISBN: 9780081018811
Imprint: Chandos Publishing
Published Date: 15th August 2017
Page Count: 188
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Description

Teaching to Individual Differences in Science and Engineering Librarianship: Adapting Library Instruction to Learning Styles and Personality Characteristics applies learning styles and personality characteristics to science and engineering library instruction. After introducing the idea that individuals tend to choose college majors and occupations in alignment with their learning style and personality characteristics, the book presents background on the Kolb Learning Styles model, the 16 PF (Personality Factor) framework, and the Big Five/Narrow Traits personality framework. It then reviews extant knowledge on the learning styles and personality characteristics of scientists, engineers and librarians.

Next, the book considers general approaches to the personalization of instruction to learning styles and personality characteristics, opportunities for such personalization in science and engineering library instruction, and science and engineering librarian attitudes towards, and approaches to, this type of personalization of instruction.

Key Features

  • 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

Readership

Academic and research librarians in science and engineering; science and engineering librarians; instruction librarians; liasion librarians; library leaders; library administrators

Table of Contents

Preface

References

  1. Individual Differences
  2. Definitions of Individual Differences

    Importance of Learning Styles and Personality Characteristics

    Learning Styles

    Personality Characteristics

    Alignment Between Learning Styles, Personality, Degrees, and Careers

    Holland

    Kolb

    Retention in College Major and Personality

    Accentuation of Learning Styles within College Majors

    Choice of Career and Personality Traits

    Changes in Personality Traits

    Changes in Learning Styles in Careers

    Conclusion

    References

  3. Learning Styles
  4. Definition of Learning Styles

    Why I Chose the Kolb Model For this Book

    The Kolb Learning Styles Cycle

    Instructional Design Examples Using the Kolb Learning Styles Framework

    Teamwork

    Design Courses and Internships

    Specific Engineering Topics

    Conclusion

    References

  5. Personality Frameworks
  6. Definition of Personality

    Relationships Between Personality and Teaching and Learning

    Instructor Classroom Behavior

    Course Evaluations

    Student Engagement

    Student Participation

    Student Self-Regulation

    The 16PF and Big Five/Narrow Personality Frameworks

    The 16PF

    The Big Five/Narrow Trait Framework (Personal Style Inventory)

    Conclusion

    References

  7. Personality Traits and Learning Styles of Librarians, Scientists, and Engineers
  8. 16PF Results

    Personal Style Inventory

    Kolb Learning Styles

    Connecting with Diverse Audiences

    International Students

    Gender

    U.S. Racial Groups

    Forming a Connection with a Range of Students

    Conclusion

    References

  9. The Matching Approach
  10. The Well-Balanced Approach

    Variety

    Diversity

    Holism

    The Stereotypical Profile Approach

    Adapting to Informally Assessed Student Characteristics

    Studies Supporting Matching to Personality Characteristics

    Studies Supporting Matching to Kolb Learning Styles

    Methods of Matching to Individual Characteristics

    Conclusion

    References

  11. Reasons for Not Matching Instruction to Individual Differences
  12. Evidence Against Effectiveness of Teaching to Learning Styles

    Challenging the Student to Become More Well-Rounded

    Non-Matching as an Impetus to Improve Teaching

    Subject Matter Characteristics

    Guiding Questions about Matching to Subject Matter

    Learning Styles

    Personality

    When to Match Instruction to Individual Differences, and When Not To

    Conclusion

    References

  13. Results of Survey
  14. Results: Attitudes Towards Personalization

    Unfavorable Responses to Personalization

    Favorable Responses Towards Personalization

    Perceptions of Scientists’, Engineers’ and Librarians’ Characteristics

    Conclusion

  15. Applications
  16. Using the Kolb Learning Cycle

    A Learning Cycle Based Lesson Plan

    Planning Instruction that Adapts to Personality Characteristics

    Considerations for Different Kinds of Engineering and Science Classes

    Undergraduate

    Graduate Classes

    Engineering Design Classes

    Online Instruction

    Conclusion

    References

  17. Self-Reflection as a Way of Improving Instruction
  18. Self-Reflection Based on the IPIP-NEO

    Implications for Teaching

    A Case Study

    Conclusion

    References

  19. Personality and Competencies for Engineering Students and Information Literacy
  20. ABET Criterion 3

    The ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education

    Conclusion

    References

  21. Conclusion

Practical Considerations

The Future of Adapting To Individual Differences

Personality Traits and Learning Styles as Frameworks for Instruction

References

Details

No. of pages:
188
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Chandos Publishing 2018
Published:
Imprint:
Chandos Publishing
eBook ISBN:
9780081018828
Paperback ISBN:
9780081018811

About the Author

Jeanine Mary Williamson

Jeanine Mary Williamson is the Engineering Librarian and a Professor at the University of Tennessee Libraries (Knoxville, TN, USA). Jeanine learned a Master of Library Service at the University of Alabama and a PhD in Information Science at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. She has conducted several research studies of the personality characteristics of librarians and engineers as well as studies in the field of science and engineering librarianship published in Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship

Affiliations and Expertise

Engineering Librarian and Professor, University of Tennessee Libraries, Knoxville, TN, USA