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Universiteto bibliotekos mokymosi aplinkos samprata
Conception of the University Library Learning Environment

Author(s): Palmira Jucevičienė, Gintarė Tautkevičienė
Subject(s): Education
Published by: Vytauto Didžiojo Universitetas Švietimo akademija

Summary/Abstract: Contemporary higher education undergoes great changes, which are influenced by changing academic, information, and technological environment as well as market economics. With respect to learning paradigm (J. Bowden, F. Marton, 1998) as well as the conception of life-long learning (N. Longworth, 1999) in the university one seeks to create flexible learning environments. Referring to this standpoint, an academic library becomes a partner and active participant of study. Constantly changing academic and information environment raises new requirements for the competence of academic community members. This problem is broad and calls for a deeper study. First of all, the very concept of "learning environment" requires some precise definition as though recently it is often applied in library studies it still remains more declarative than scientifically based concept. Learning environment, interpreting it in the context of learning paradigm, acquires its complex structure and exerts its enabling influence. The purpose of this article is to base concept of learning environment of university library. The following objectives are being solved: to specify the concept of learning environment in the context of the learning occurring in the university; to reveal the concept of university library learning environment and its characteristics. The methods employed are literature studies and metanalysis.

  • Issue Year: 2004
  • Issue No: 71
  • Page Range: 101-105
  • Page Count: 5
  • Language: Lithuanian