Experiencing religious information literacy : informed learning in church communities

Gunton, Lyndelle, Bruce, Christine S., & Stoodley, Ian D. (2012) Experiencing religious information literacy : informed learning in church communities. Australian Library Journal, 61(2), pp. 119-132.

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This paper reports an exploration of religious information literacy in terms of how people use information to learn in the context of church communities. The research approach of phenomenography was used to explore Uniting Church in Australia members' experience of using information to learn as participants in their church communities. Five ways of experiencing religious information literacy were identified, using information to learn about: growing faith, developing relationships, managing the church, serving church communities and reaching out beyond church communities. It is anticipated that such findings will be of interest to information professionals, including information literacy specialists, as well as leaders and members of church communities.

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ID Code: 51026
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Information literacy
ISSN: 0004-9670
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > INFORMATION SYSTEMS (080600)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Information Systems
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 Australian Library and Information Association
Deposited On: 24 Jun 2012 23:51
Last Modified: 12 Jun 2013 14:51

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