Information literacy education in practice

Peacock, Judith A. (2005) Information literacy education in practice. In Levy, P. & Roberts, S. (Eds.) Developing the New Learning Environment: The changing role of the academic librarian. Facet Publishing, London, pp. 153-180.


Librarians, as educators, must demonstrate the hypothesis that the design and delivery of information literacy-rich curriculum rooted in rigorous pedagogical principles and blended with the astute use of ICT will result in profound learning. In order to lead a shift in practice, we must prove that such an approach is not only viable but also vital.

This chapter discusses some of the key aspects which teaching librarians must consider as they undertake this challenge. In an Australian context, it explores broad facets of theory and application of blended information literacy and curriculum using ICT, and illustrates how some of these aspects have been applied in the development of a discrete online information literacy course at Queensland University of Technology (QUT). Throughout the discussion, unless specifically differentiated, it should be understood that "teacher", "educator" and "librarian" are used synonymously.

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ID Code: 3853
Item Type: Book Chapter
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Keywords: graduate skills, ICT, online learning, information literacy, HERN
ISBN: 1856045307
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Division of Technology, Information and Library Services
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2005 Facet Publishing
Deposited On: 10 Apr 2007 00:00
Last Modified: 24 Feb 2015 06:04

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