Diversifying Information Literacy Research : An Informed Learning Perspective

Bruce, Christine, Somerville, Mary M., Stoodley, Ian, & Partridge, Helen (2014) Diversifying Information Literacy Research : An Informed Learning Perspective. In Bruce, Christine, Partridge, Helen, Davis, Kate, Hughes, Hilary, & Stoodley, Ian (Eds.) Information Experience : Approaches to Theory and Practice (Library and Information Science, Volume 9). Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, UK, pp. 169-186.

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This article uses the idea of informed learning, an interpretation of information literacy that focuses on people’s information experiences rather than their skills or attributes, to analyse the character of using information to learn in diverse communities and settings, including digital, faith, indigenous and ethnic communities. While researchers of information behaviour or information seeking and use have investigated people’s information worlds in diverse contexts, this work is still at its earliest stages in the information literacy domain. To date, information literacy research has largely occurred in what might be considered mainstream educational and workplace contexts, with some emerging work in community settings. These have been mostly in academic libraries, schools and government workplaces. What does information literacy look like beyond these environments? How might we understand the experience of effective information use in a range of community settings, from the perspective of empirical research and other sources? The article concludes by commenting on the significance of diversifying the range of information experience contexts, for information literacy research and professional practice.

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Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: This paper is reproduced, with permission, with minor revisions from "Diversifying Information Literacy Research : An Informed Learning Perspective. In Hepworth, Mark & Walton, Geoff (Eds.) Developing People's Information Capabilities : Fostering Information Literacy in Educational, Workplace and Community Contexts. Emerald Group Publishing Limited, United Kingdom, pp. 223-240"
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Keywords: information experience
DOI: 10.1108/S1876-056220140000010009
ISBN: 9781783508150
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > LIBRARY AND INFORMATION STUDIES (080700)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 Emerald Group Publishing Limited
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Deposited On: 15 Aug 2014 04:59
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