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Sampling perceptions; testing reality : an evidence-based approach to measurably improve information literacy and student research skills

Milne, Craig, Thomas, Jennifer A., & Dawson, Graham C. (2009) Sampling perceptions; testing reality : an evidence-based approach to measurably improve information literacy and student research skills. In Proceedings of the 2009 AAEE Conference, Adelaide, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide.

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Abstract

Do commencing students possess the level of information literacy (IL) knowledge and skills they need to succeed at university? What impact does embedding IL within the engineering and design curriculum have? This paper reports on the self-perception versus the reality of IL knowledge and skills, across a large cohort of first year built environment and engineering students. Acting on the findings of this evaluation, the authors (a team of academic librarians) developed an intensive IL skills program which was integrated into a faculty wide unit. Perceptions, knowledge and skills were re-evaluated at the end of the semester to determine if embedded IL education made a difference. Findings reveal that both the perception and reality of IL skills were significantly and measurably improved.

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ID Code: 29125
Item Type: Conference Paper
Keywords: information literacy, engineering education, pre-test, post-test, large cohort
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 2009 Milne, Thomas, & Dawson.
Deposited On: 08 Dec 2009 09:10
Last Modified: 10 Jun 2010 00:13

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