Information literacy programs and research : an international review

Bruce, Christine S. (2011) Information literacy programs and research : an international review. The Australian Library Journal (ALJ), 49(3), pp. 209-218.

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This paper provides an overview of contemporary information literacy research and practice. While the content is highly selective, the intention has been to highlight international and Australian developments which have achieved significant recognition, which are representative of similar trends in other places, or which are unique in some way. There are three main foci in the paper. Firstly, an exploration of ways of interpreting the idea of information literacy. Secondly, a synthesis of various efforts to seek new directions in educational, community and workplace contexts, beginning with the major initiatives being undertaken in the United States. Thirdly, an introduction to some recent research, concluding with a summary of my own investigation into different ways of experiencing information literacy

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ID Code: 46273
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: information literacy, information experience, information and learning, information research, HERN
ISSN: 0004-9670
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > LIBRARY AND INFORMATION STUDIES (080700) > Social and Community Informatics (080709)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Past > Institutes > Institute for Creative Industries and Innovation
Past > Schools > Information Systems
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2000 Christine Bruce & ALIA
Deposited On: 03 Oct 2011 00:40
Last Modified: 31 Jan 2015 07:15

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