The Power of (in) the (Im)possible

December 2013
Teacher Librarian;Dec2013, Vol. 41 Issue 2, p8
Academic Journal
The article discusses the role of school librarians as teachers and co-partners in curriculum development, which reflect their transformation from keepers of information to pedagogical leaders. The author reflects on this professional change within the concept of the power of the possible and guided by research studies which explored student learning and digital environments. The principles of the concept of the possible as it apply to library science.


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