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Are your foundations sound? Information literacy and the building of holistic professional practitioners

Milne, Craig & Thomas, Jennifer A. (2008) Are your foundations sound? Information literacy and the building of holistic professional practitioners. In 19th Annual Conference for the Australasian Association for Engineering Education: To Industry and Beyond, 7-10th December 2008, Yeppoon, Queensland.

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Abstract: An engineer cannot be holistic without being information literate. Information literacy is “a set of abilities requiring individuals to recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information" (ALA, 2006). These abilities are identified within university graduate attributes and the Australian Engineering Competency Standards – Stage 1.

This paper outlines the process of addressing information literacy within the undergraduate engineering curriculum at Queensland University of Technology. It explores the blending of information literacy into a large faculty-wide first year unit. Discussed are collaborative partnerships between faculty academics and librarians in content creation, teaching and assessment, success factors and areas for ongoing development to enhance learning outcomes.

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ID Code: 16899
Item Type: Conference Paper
Additional Information: Copyright Information displayed on published version footer
Keywords: Information Literacy, Engineering Education, Collaboration, Library
ISBN: 1921047607
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > LIBRARY AND INFORMATION STUDIES (080700) > Library and Information Studies not elsewhere classified (080799)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > OTHER EDUCATION (139900) > Education not elsewhere classified (139999)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > OTHER ENGINEERING (099900) > Engineering not elsewhere classified (099999)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Division of Technology, Information and Learning Support
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 : Craig Milne and Jennifer Thomas
Deposited On: 12 Dec 2008 11:45
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 23:52

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