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Building info-skills by degrees : embedding information literacy in university study

Peach, Deborah & Abbott, Wendy (2004) Building info-skills by degrees : embedding information literacy in university study. In 21st IATUK Conference : Library Management in Changing Environment, 30 May - 3 June 2004, The Library of KraKow University of Technology, KraKow, Poland.

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Abstract

Late last year teaching staff at Griffith University participated in a symposium entitled 'Spotlight on Generic Skills & Flexible Learning'. This event brought together academic staff as well as library staff, learning advisers and other support staff interested in teaching and learning issues. The discussion was based on the premise that the University has a responsibility to ensure that its courses emphasise broad educational values and 'produce highly sought after graduates with globally applicable skills for the international market'(1).

It was acknowledged that the University consistently scores very highly with graduates for its development of generic skills. However at the same time staff expressed concern at the challenge of developing more flexible, student-centred learning environments that have generic skills embedded across all programs (2). As a result there has been much debate in the University about which skills are important, how they will be acquired and how they could effectively be built into the curriculum. One outcome of these discussions is the project described in this paper. What follows is an overview of the project and a discussion about the integration and development of information literacy as a generic attribute in the curriculum and some suggestions on ways forward.

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ID Code: 44159
Item Type: Conference Paper
Keywords: information literacy, generic skills, fleixible learning, Griffith Graduate Project
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > EDUCATION SYSTEMS (130100)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2004 [please consult the authors]
Deposited On: 24 Aug 2011 09:03
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2011 16:00

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