Experiencing religious information literacy: informed learning in church communities

Gunton, Lyndelle, Bruce, Christine, and Stoodley, Ian (2012) Experiencing religious information literacy: informed learning in church communities. Australian Library Journal, 61 (2). pp. 119-132.

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This paper reports an exploration of religious information literacy in terms of how people use information to learn in the context of church communities. The research approach of phenomenography was used to explore Uniting Church in Australia members' experience of using information to learn as participants in their church communities. Five ways of experiencing religious information literacy were identified, using information to learn about: growing faith, developing relationships, managing the church, serving church communities and reaching out beyond church communities. It is anticipated that such findings will be of interest to information professionals, including information literacy specialists, as well as leaders and members of church communities.

Item ID: 55440
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 2201-4276
Keywords: information literacy
Copyright Information: Copyright © 2012 Australian Library and Information Association
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An earlier version of this paper was shared during a presentation at the RAILS7 conference, held in May 2011, at the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia. This research was commenced as part of a program of Masters study at QUT, Brisbane, Australia, and the development was supported through project funding from the Information Systems Discipline of the Queensland University of Technology. Ethical clearance of the research tool and data collection process was obtained from the QUT Ethics Committee (QUT Ethics Approval Number 0800000684).

Funders: Queensland University of Technology (QUT)
Date Deposited: 18 Sep 2018 06:22
FoR Codes: 08 INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES > 0806 Information Systems @ 100%
SEO Codes: 89 INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION SERVICES > 8903 Information Services > 890302 Library and Archival Services @ 100%
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