Information literacy and cognitive science: What can we apply from the science of learning?

Bell, Colleen Information literacy and cognitive science: What can we apply from the science of learning?, 2009 . In BC Library Conference, Burnaby, British-Columbia (Canada), 16-18 April 2009. (Unpublished) [Presentation]


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Cognitive science is the study of thinking and learning. In information literacy, one of our goals is to help our students develop mental models of the research process that will enable them to navigate an increasingly complex and diverse information environment, to be appropriately selective and inclusive in their use of information sources, and to employ efficient and effective strategies in their search for information within a variety of contexts. Cognitive science can help us achieve this goal. Learn about the theory – ideas such as the "7 plus or minus 2" rule, the relationship between working (short term) memory and long term memory, and the transfer of knowledge and skills to new contexts - and gain some practical strategies for use in the classroom, drawn directly from cognitive science.

Item type: Presentation
Keywords: information literacy, teaching and learning, learning theories, cognitive science
Subjects: C. Users, literacy and reading. > CD. User training, promotion, activities, education.
I. Information treatment for information services > IF. Information transfer: protocols, formats, techniques.
Depositing user: Colleen Bell
Date deposited: 22 May 2009
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:14


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