Seven faces of information literacy

Bruce, Christine S. (1997) Seven faces of information literacy. AUSLIB Press, Adelaide, S.A.


The Seven faces of information literacy examines the varying experience of information literacy amongst higher educators and proposes a relational model of information literacy as an alternative to the behavioural model that dominates information literacy education and research. The metaphor of an information literacy wheel is used to examine problems associated with the behavioural model and to propose the adoption of a relational approach.

Details of an empirical study into information users' conceptions of information literacy follows. The study was conducted to form an initial hub for the relational information literacy wheel - a detailed picture of the different ways in which information literacy is experienced amongst a group of experienced information users - in this case higher educators. The resulting conceptions, represented by 'categories' describing them, provide a picture of the phenomenon of information literacy... This picture becomes the centerpiece of the relational information literacy wheel in the same way that lists of attributes are central to the behavioural model.

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ID Code: 96282
Item Type: Book
Additional Information: Seven Faces of Information Literacy is substantially the authors's doctoral thesis (less appendices) presented to the University of New England, Australia in 1996. (extract from Publishers Note) Text may also be available from ERIC: ED450691
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Keywords: information literacy, phenomenography, learning, lifelong learning
ISBN: 1875145435
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Information Systems
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 1997 Christine Bruce
Deposited On: 21 Jun 2016 23:07
Last Modified: 21 Jun 2016 23:07

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