Friday, 20 April 2012

Rethinking Information Literacy: A practical framework for teaching

I was very flattered to be asked to contribute to this forthcoming book edited by Jane Secker and Emma Coonan as I'm in very august company with Geoff Walton, Susie Andretta, Libby Tilley and many more. My chapter, the draft of which I've just finished today (hurray!) focuses on academic literacy and describes some of the Information for Learning work we've been doing here at Newcastle. The book is due to be published by Facet in June and here is their publicity:

" A vision for the future of information literacy teaching. Based on groundbreaking research, undertaken by the authors as part of the prestigious Arcadia Programme at Cambridge University, this presents a new and dynamic information literacy curriculum developed for the 21st century information professional. The curriculum adopts a broad definition of information literacy that encompasses social as well as academic environments and situates information literacy as a fundamental attribute of the discerning scholar and the informed citizen. It seeks to address in a modular, flexible and holistic way the developing information needs of students entering higher education over the next five years. Interweaving the authors' research and the reflections of internationally-recognised experts from the library, education and information literacy sectors, it will illustrate how and why this new curriculum will work in practice"

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