Snapshots of informed learning : LIS and beyond

Hughes, Hilary E. & Bruce, Christine S. (2012) Snapshots of informed learning : LIS and beyond. Education for Information, 29(3-4), pp. 253-269.

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Responding to the need for innovative LIS curriculum and pedagogy, grounded in both information and learning theory, this paper introduces the theory and practice of informed learning. After explaining how informed learning originated within the LIS discipline we outline the principles and characteristics of informed learning. Then we present snapshots of three units of study from LIS programs at Queensland University of Technology (QUT), followed by an overview of informed learning developments in a varied range of educational contexts beyond LIS programs. Finally, we reflect upon the relevance of informed learning to LIS education and its wider contribution to learning and teaching in higher education.

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ID Code: 63169
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: LIS education, Pedagogy, Online learning, First year experience, Information literacy, HERN, Charrette, Curriculum, Library design, Library and information science education, Higher education, Informed learning
DOI: 10.3233/EFI-130940
ISSN: 1875-8649
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) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Children & Youth Research Centre
Current > Schools > School of Cultural & Professional Learning
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Current > Research Centres > Higher Education Research Network
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Past > Schools > School of Information Systems
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 IOS Press and the authors
Deposited On: 07 Oct 2013 23:26
Last Modified: 24 Feb 2015 23:51

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