publication . Article . 2014

The value of collaboration: raising confidence and skills in information literacy with first year Initial Teacher Education students

Purcell, Sarah; Barrell, Rachel;
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  • Published: 01 Dec 2014 Journal: Journal of Information Literacy, volume 8 (eissn: 1750-5968, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: CILIP Information Literacy Group
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
This paper will focus on the increasing staff-student-librarian collaboration, and integration of information literacy (IL) teaching, within a Primary Initial Teacher Education undergraduate course. These developments arose from an action research project which started during the academic year 2010-11. The aim of the research was to evaluate the impact of the IL teaching upon students’ confidence in their abilities to find, select and use information. Results of the first research cycle (2010-11) indicated that overall, the teaching had a positive and desirable impact upon students' confidence. However, staff and student feedback suggested that mutual expectatio...
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ACM Computing Classification System: ComputingMilieux_COMPUTERSANDEDUCATION
free text keywords: Information literacy, Pedagogy, Academic year, Sustainability, Teacher education, Knowledge management, business.industry, business, Higher education, Mathematics education, Academic skills, Action research, Computer science, LB2300, Z665, ZA
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