"When education is the practice of freedom, students are not the only ones who are asked to share, to confess." - bell hooks, Teaching to Transgress: Education as the Practice of Freedom.
Our Teaching Methodology
Decker library's instruction program is centered around a commitment to information literacy and draws heavily upon the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy. The Instruction Team is also committed to inclusivity and interdisciplinarity in its instructional practices. Inspired by the principles of critical librarianship, the Inclusive Pedagogy Framework, pedagogy of vulnerability, and Universal Design for Learning (UDL), the Information Literacy Program seeks to support all MICA students and promote an open, accessible and inclusive academic environment here at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA).
To learn more about the philosophy behind our teaching practice, please see Decker Library's 2017 Information Literacy Program.