Information literacy and the serious leisure participant: variation in the experience of using information to learn

Demasson, Andrew, Partridge, Helen, and Bruce, Christine (2016) Information literacy and the serious leisure participant: variation in the experience of using information to learn. Information Research, 21 (2).

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Abstract

Introduction: This study reports an investigation into the ways in which people engaged in a serious leisure activity can experience using information to learn (also known as information literacy).

Method: Data were collected through twenty-two semi-structured, one-on-one, phenomenographic interviews conducted with identified serious leisure participants operating within the area of heritage (as defined by the study).

Analysis: Empirical material was gathered through audio recordings and transcripts of the collated interviews. Data were analysed using structural and focused coding methods.

Results: The study revealed that serious leisure participants experience using information to learn in four ways: acquiring new information, helping the learning community, self-awareness and entertainment.

Conclusions: This study contributes to our understanding of information literacy as it applies to a person's everyday-life leisure world.

Item ID: 53397
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1368-1613
Keywords: information literacy, phenomenography, serious leisure, self-directed learners
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This is an open access article licensed under Creative Commons 3.0 (CC NY-NC-ND 3.0).

Date Deposited: 03 May 2018 02:37
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