Tag Archives: MACOS

American Educationalists in the Newsam Library’s Special Collections

The theme for this year’s History Libraries and Research Open Day at Senate House Library on November 27th is ‘The American Trail’.  I’ve been digging around the Special Collections and highlight some of the ‘Americana’ in the IOE Library’s Special … Continue reading

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Happy 100th Birthday to Jerome Bruner!

Today we celebrate the well-known influential American cognitive psychologist Jerome Bruner’s 100th birthday by highlighting one of our Special Collections – the curriculum project MACOS or Man A Course of Study from the late 1960s. In 1964, Bruner took a … Continue reading

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Where to find the Eskimos

Well, the Eskimos live in the Arctic… but how do you find books and films about them in your library and online? Some librarian has to put the word in the right place for you so that it pops up … Continue reading

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Focus on Special Collections: Jerome Bruner’s MACOS Curriculum Project

I consider myself very fortunate to be able to collaborate with some of the most wonderful people in the world – not just researchers who I work with regularly but also the librarians who I work with everyday. My most … Continue reading

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Ambiguities that need to be considered: primary and secondary sources

At my “Information and Literature” searching class last night, we looked at the mind maps (outlining concepts and keywords) which the MPhil/PhD students had worked on as part of their pre-search homework.  These were created so that the students could … Continue reading

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Curriculum Project MACOS: Man A Course of Study

We are indebted to Mr. Barry D. Varley-Tipton for his generous donation of the MACOS (Man:  A Course of Study) curriculum project materials. Man:  A Course of Study (commonly referred to by the acronym MACOS or M.A.C.O.S) was the brainchild … Continue reading

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