THE LIBRARY/MULTIMEDIA LIBRARY AS A RESOURCE CENTRE FOR PRIVATE SECTOR AND STATE-AIDED INFANT AND PRIMARY SCHOOLS. RENOVATED TEACHING METHODS. AN INNOVATIVE ANALYSIS AND PROPOSALS
Universidad de Burgos. Facultad de Humanidades y Educación (SPAIN)
About this paper:
Appears in: ICERI2009 Proceedings
Publication year: 2009
Conference name: 2nd International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 16-18 November, 2009
Location: Madrid, Spain
Abstract:This research is motivated by the experiential knowledge gained in the course of teaching and research activity in areas such as the applied technologies. An experience that has enabled us to meet and get closer to the new social and educational challenges. In this line, as a member of the Research Group CIUMEDIA form the University of Burgos, our interest is focused in topics related to citizenship education, access and enjoyment of the knowledge society, are other areas such as civil rights, political, as well as social and environmental issues.
Thus, this project has enabled us to understand the need of a shift in the methodology related to earlier analysis, intervention and evaluation of the educational process, through actions that promote the use and revitalization of resources and the transformation and restructuring educational spaces, in spaces more inclusive and versatile. Therefore, this paper focuses on analyzing the situation of the library / media center as innovative places in terms of organizational, methodological and didactic ways.
Therefore, after a first theoretical review of the topic, the main objective of this paper is to describe the situation of libraries and resources centres in private schools in the community of Castilla y Leon (Spain), at nursery and primary level, in order to provide information in such an innovative field.
For that, the research aims to address rigorously the following issues:
1. The study of school libraries through the annual operating plans, and paying special attention in the use of the library transversally in the curriculum by teachers.
2. The analysis of the current situation of these libraries through different tools such as a questionnaire, interviews and focus group. These tools have enabled us to detect the needs of teacher training, the provision of resources in this area and the proposals to facilitate a library / media education that ensures access to a wide range of multimedia services and new technologies. That empower students of basic skills to access multiple digital literacy and prepare them for the knowledge society, information technology and communication, the world of entertainment and education.
3. The development of an innovative proposal in relation to the strategic planning of schools.