Information Literacy : developing the reflective practitioner

Andretta, Susie Information Literacy : developing the reflective practitioner., 2004 . In 5th Annual Conference of the LTSN Centre for Information and Computer Sciences, Belfast (UK), 31st August - 2nd September 2004. [Conference paper]


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The central theme of this paper is the implementation of Information Literacy provision for a Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) accredited M.A. programme. As the term “Information Literacy” covers a number of definitions and information practices the paper relates to several of the conference’s key topics. For example, the predominant reliance on electronic provision addresses the issues of supporting e-learning and evaluating the effectiveness of Information and Communication Technologies. In addition, the efforts made to ensure that the MA addresses the information practitioners’ Continuing Professional Development needs relates to the implementation of life-long learning by applying the heuristic strategy promoted by the IL approach. In line with the literature and the recommendations of information professional bodies such as Society of College National and University Libraries (SCONUL) and the American Library Association (ALA), Information Literacy is seen as the foundation of independent learning needed to support academic and professional development practices. IL integration at postgraduate level is illustrated through the delivery of the Applied Information Research module and the use of the knowledge-spiral approach to encourage students to engage fully with the processes of independent learning and reflective practices.

Item type: Conference paper
Keywords: Knowledge-spiral; reflective information practitioner; Action Research approach; information literacy
Subjects: B. Information use and sociology of information > BH. Information needs and information requirements analysis.
Depositing user: Susie Andretta
Date deposited: 23 Feb 2005
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:00


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