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Information literacy: A retrospective of the literature


Muir, T and Patterson, E, Information literacy: A retrospective of the literature, The Future of Educational Research, Sense Publishers, N. Fitzallen, S. Fan & R. Reaburn (ed), Netherlands, pp. 177-187. ISBN 978-94-6209-512-0 (2014) [Research Book Chapter]

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This chapter discusses infmmation litE~racy within an Australian educational context by reviewing significant events, publications, and academic literature. The paper touches on how historical roots have influenced academic discomse on infonnation literacy within the field of education, and subsequently, its prevalence within the cun·ent primary and secondary education sectors. Terminology used to describe similar information literacy skills and attributes is summarised, as is a comprehensive defmition of the term information literacy. This chapter concludes by advocating for fmther research on investigating students' infonnation literacy skills and abilities, teachers' content knowledg~! of infonnation literacy, and the teaching and assessment of information literacy skills, specifically within the primaty and secondaty education sectors.

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Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:information literacy, multiliteracy, librarians
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Curriculum and pedagogy
Research Field:English and literacy curriculum and pedagogy (excl. LOTE, ESL and TESOL)
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Teaching and curriculum
Objective Field:Teaching and instruction technologies
UTAS Author:Muir, T (Associate Professor Tracey Muir)
UTAS Author:Patterson, E (Ms Emily Patterson)
ID Code:94234
Year Published:2014
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2014-09-03
Last Modified:2018-04-05
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