Teaching users how to find that needle in a haystack: Enabling end user information literacy

Edwards, Sylvia L. (2006) Teaching users how to find that needle in a haystack: Enabling end user information literacy. In Orr, Debbie, Nouwens, Fons, Macpherson, Colin, Harreveld, R.E. (Bobby), & Danaher, Patrick Alan (Eds.) 4th International Lifelong Learning Conference: Partnerships, Pathways and Pedagogies, 13-16 June 2006, Rydges Capricorn Resort, Yeppoon, Qld.


Information literacy programs must emphasise that the key to effective searching lies in four basic processes, planning, acting, recording, and critically reflecting. Importantly this includes reflecting on what has been retrieved and the searching steps undertaken. It is this reflection that is the key to information literacy development and maturity.

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ID Code: 5126
Item Type: Conference Paper
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Keywords: Information Searching, Phenomenography, information literacy theory into practice Internet searching, information portals
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2006 (The authors)
Deposited On: 06 Oct 2006 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:21

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