The phenomenon of information literacy

Bruce, Christine S. (1998) The phenomenon of information literacy. Higher Education Research and Development, 17(1), pp. 25-43.

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Information literacy is increasingly recognised as an important educational outcomes for university students. How it is experienced, however, has only recently become the subject of scrutiny. THe study reported here examines varying conception of information literacy amongst a group of lecturers, librarians, staff developers and learning counsellors. A phenomenographic approach was used to discover their conceptions. Data were gathered from participants, both male and female, through interviews, e-mail discussions and workshops. As an outcomes of the analysis, seven categories, or 'faces' of information literacy were discovered. These categories depict information literacy as it is conceived or experienced. They provide target conceptions for the educational process which differ from the more conventional competencies or skill-based objectives.

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ID Code: 60146
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: information literacy, graduate capabilities, phenomenography, higher education
DOI: 10.1080/0729436980170102
ISSN: 0729-4360
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > LIBRARY AND INFORMATION STUDIES (080700)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > EDUCATION SYSTEMS (130100) > Higher Education (130103)
Divisions: Past > Schools > Information Systems
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Deposited On: 21 May 2013 23:09
Last Modified: 21 May 2013 23:09

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