Sociocultural theories and their application in information literacy research and education

Wang, Li, Bruce, Christine, and Hughes, Hilary (2011) Sociocultural theories and their application in information literacy research and education. Australian Academic and Research Libraries, 42 (4). pp. 296-308.

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Drawing on the example of a recent study (Wang, 2010), this paper discusses the application of a sociocultural approach to information literacy research and curriculat design. First, it describes the foundation of this research approach in sociocultural theories, in particular Vygotsky's sociocultural theory. Then it presents key theoretical principles arising from the research and describes how the sociocultural approach enabled the establishment of collaborative partnerships between information professionals and academic and teaching support staff in a community of practice for information literacy integration.

Item ID: 55448
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1839-471X
Keywords: socioculture theories; information literacy research; education; information literacy education; HERN
Copyright Information: Copyright © Copyright Australian Library and Information Association Ltd 2011.
Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2018 04:30
FoR Codes: 08 INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES > 0807 Library and Information Studies @ 100%
SEO Codes: 89 INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION SERVICES > 8903 Information Services > 890302 Library and Archival Services @ 100%
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