The phenomenon of information literacy

Bruce, Christine S. (1998) The phenomenon of information literacy. Higher Education Research and Development, 17 (1). pp. 25-43.

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Information literacy is increasingly recognised as an important educational outcomes for university students. How it is experienced, however, has only recently become the subject of scrutiny. THe study reported here examines varying conception of information literacy amongst a group of lecturers, librarians, staff developers and learning counsellors. A phenomenographic approach was used to discover their conceptions. Data were gathered from participants, both male and female, through interviews, e-mail discussions and workshops. As an outcomes of the analysis, seven categories, or 'faces' of information literacy were discovered. These categories depict information literacy as it is conceived or experienced. They provide target conceptions for the educational process which differ from the more conventional competencies or skill-based objectives.

Item ID: 55537
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1469-8366
Keywords: information literacy; graduate capabilities; phenomenography; higher education
Copyright Information: Copyright © 1998 HERDSA
Date Deposited: 10 Oct 2018 00:25
FoR Codes: 08 INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES > 0807 Library and Information Studies @ 50%
13 EDUCATION > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education @ 50%
SEO Codes: 89 INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION SERVICES > 8903 Information Services > 890302 Library and Archival Services @ 100%
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