Diversifying information literacy research: An informed learning perspective

Title

Diversifying information literacy research: An informed learning perspective

ORCiD

0000-0002-4201-8335

Files

Document Type

Contribution to Book

Book Title

Information Experience: Approaches to Theory and Practice

Editor(s)

Christine Bruce, Helen Partridge, Hilary Hughes, Kate Davis, & Ian Stoodley

Description

This chapter uses the idea of informed learning, an interpretation of information literacy that focuses on people’s information experiences rather than their skills or attributes, to analyse the character of using information to learn in diverse communities and settings, including digital, faith, indigenous and ethnic communities. While researchers of information behaviour or information seeking and use have investigated people’s information worlds in diverse contexts, this work is still at its earliest stages in the information literacy domain. To date, information literacy research has largely occurred in what might be considered mainstream educational and workplace contexts, with some emerging work in community settings. These have been mostly in academic libraries, schools and government workplaces. What does information literacy look like beyond these environments? How might we understand the experience of effective information use in a range of community settings, from the perspective of empirical research and other sources? The chapter concludes by commenting on the significance of diversifying the range of information experience contexts, for information literacy research and professional practice.

Find in WorldCat

http://www.worldcat.org/title/information-experience-approaches-to-theory-and-practice/oclc/887932625&referer=brief_results

ISBN

978-1-78350-815-0

Publication Date

7-16-2014

Publisher

Emerald

City

Bingley, England

First Page

169

Last Page

186

Keywords

Informed learning, information experience, community information literacy, religious information literacy, health information literacy

Disciplines

Library and Information Science

Comments

Chapter 11. Library and Information Science, Vol. 9. Doi: 10.1108/S1876-056220140000010009