SLAMIT Course 2007:
SCHOOL LIBRARIES AS LEARNING CENTRES
Dynamic Agents of Learning – sharing best practice
Ennis, County of Clare, Ireland
Monday 5th November – Saturday 10th November 2007
Course IE brochure (pdf)
The two previous Minerva projects, SLAM and the GrandSLAM,
together demonstrated that the school library, as a multimedia
and learning discovery centres, staffed with media specialists, ICT teachers
and specialist teacher school librarians, could become an essential focus
within curriculum planning and a central beacon promoting new learning
styles and new processes within the institutions.
The SLAMIT courses will disseminate and spread the experiences of SLAM
and GrandSLAM, together with that of recognised centres of excellence
across Europe, using tools and learning materials from the projects
through workshops, practical work, lectures and group works, presentation
and debate, concentrated and in-depth introduction to management of
school libraries and the use of information literacy and multi media
systems. The course intends to contribute to escalating and accelerating
the establishment and development of learning centres in the primary
and secondary schools. The learning centres are important catalysts
for promoting the introduction of new learning styles and methods and
for the use of ICT in schools.
- To inform participants about new learning styles and methods – e.g.
student directed learning, multiple intelligences, learning styles, learning
- To demonstrate through evidence of best practice how to integrate information
literacy within daily education practice.
- To advocate the development of school libraries throughout European
- To encourage the integration of school library programmes into the
instructional and curriculum development of the school.
- To promote the professional and continuing education of school library
- To foster a sense of community among school librarians in all parts
- To promote the publication and dissemination of information about the
SLAM and GrandSLAM projects and European collaboration.
- To share information about programmes and materials for children and