Religious information literacy : using information to learn in church community

Gunton, Lyndelle (2011) Religious information literacy : using information to learn in church community. Australian Library Journal, 60(2), pp. 155-164.

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What informs members of the church community as they learn? Do the ways people engage with information differ according to the circumstances in which they learn? Informed learning, or the ways in which people use information in the learning experience and the degree to which they are aware of that, has become a focus of contemporary information literacy research. This essay explores the nature of informed learning in the context of the church as a learning community. It is anticipated that insights resulting from this exploration may help church organisations, church leaders and lay people to consider how information can be used to grow faith, develop relationships, manage the church and respond to religious knowledge, which support the pursuit of spiritual wellness and the cultivation of lifelong learning. Information professionals within the church community and the broader information profession are encouraged to foster their awareness of the impact that engagement with information has in the learning experience and in the prioritising of lifelong learning in community contexts.

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ID Code: 41943
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: informed learning, information literacy, religious information literacy, church community
ISSN: 0004-9670
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > LIBRARY AND INFORMATION STUDIES (080700)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Past > Schools > Information Systems
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 ALIA
Deposited On: 20 Jun 2011 22:33
Last Modified: 21 Jun 2011 15:30

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