The primary purpose of Pursuing Information Literacy is to inspire individual thinking and application. The book reviews important information literacy and its social significance and the application of information literacy in a number of different sectors. The future of information literacy is explored in concluding chapters. Philosophical framework and practical approaches Beyond academia; different equations Consistency and comfort as concept; expansion of domain
Carel de Haseth's novella Slave and Master (Katibu di Shon) dramatizes the August 17, 1795 slave revolt on the Dutch Caribbean island of Curaçao. The story is told through an alternating series of dramatic monologues by two key characters: Luis, a slave, and a leader of the revolt; and Shon Welmu, his childhood friend and white heir To The slave plantation. The exposition begins shortly after the revolt has been crushed, As Luis awaits his brutal execution, and it ends with his preemptive suicide. The theme is the acceptance of the inevitablity of emancipation.Founding Fictions of the Dutch Caribbean: Carel de Haseth'sSlave and Master (Katibu di Shon) is suitable for courses on Caribbean literature and postcolonial literature, and will be of great interest to readers of fiction in general.
Much-needed guidance for updating your teaching skills and practices! Information Literacy Instruction for Educators: Professional Knowledge for an Information Age explores various methods of instructing pre-service teachers and administrators on how to locate new subject matter and distinguish between fact, opinion, and rhetoric across a
"Covering the basics of planning, collecting, and evaluating, each of the 50 standards-based exercises in this book address one or more of the ACRL Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education and promote conceptual and applied skills via active learning, problem-based learning, and resource-based learning."--[back cover]
As the quality and quantity of information needed to function in our social institutions increases, colleges and universities are being asked to graduate students who are information literate and can operate indepAndently in a rapidly changing, complex, information-rich environment. This volume of New Directions for Higher Education explores the concept of information literacy as an essential element in defining an educated person living and working in the Information Age. The strategy to achieve this goal centers around resource-based learning, which requires students to critically analyze and synthesize information from a wide variety of sources available outside of the traditional classroom. The goal is to develop students as active learners who can obtain, integrate, and apply information from diverse sources. This is the 78th issue of the quarterly journal New Directions for Higher Education. For more information on the series, please see the Journals and Periodicals page.
Directed to librarians and others teaching information literacy, offers various approaches to teaching such concepts as selecting a topic and thesis, finding the best search strategy, and evaluating the credibility of a source.
This issue draws on the expertise of librarians and faculty to highlight the central role of information literacy in higher education. The authors show how approaches to information literacy can be used to engage undergraduates in research and creative scholarship. The articles clarify definitions of information literacy and illustrate various means of curricular integration: Reforming the Undergraduate Experience Librarians as Agents of Change: Working with Curriculum Committees Using Change Agency Theory Global Educational Goals, Technology, and Information Literacy in Higher Education Information Literacy and Its Relationship to Cognitive Development and Reflective Judgment Information Literacy and First-Year Students Effective Librarian and Discipline Faculty Collaboration Models for Integrating Information Literacy into the Fabric of an Academic Institution Dynamic Purposeful Learning in Information Literacy College Student Engagement Surveys: Implications for Information Literacy Students regularly miss the relationship between the information-seeking process and the actual creation of knowledge. The authors in this issue support infusing the undergraduate curriculum with research-based learning to facilitate students' ability to define research for themselves. Most importantly, this volume argues, students' information literacy leads beyond finding information -- it actually involves their creating knowledge. This is the 114th volumes of the Jossey-Bass quarterly higher education report series New Directions for Teaching and Learning, which continues to offer a comprehensive range of ideas and techniques for improving college teaching based on the experience of seasoned instructors and on the latest findings of educational and psychological researchers.
The author offers an in-depth examination of resource-based learning as an important new paradigm for higher education. This concept shifts the focus from teaching to learning by requiring students to select their own learning materials from a wide range of real world information resources. A resource-based approach helps students assume more responsibility for their own learning. It also creates a strong partnership between faculty members and campus librarians. Breivik highlights examples of colleges and universities that are already using this approach successfully and offers a framework to help educators create their own resource-based learning programs. This work will be of significant interest to academic leaders, faculty, and campus information providers.
|Author||: Teresa Y. Neely|
|Release Date||: 2002|
|Pages||: 188 pages|
This illuminating resource presents an alternative, more holistic approach to information literacy that is not commonly explored. Neely investigates a number of sociological and psychological factors believed to affect college-level students' ability to make judgements, including exposure to and experience in information environments and subsequent performance in such environments. Sociological and Psychological Aspects of Information Literacy in Higher Education describes Neely's investigation, her data collection methods, as well as her data analysis, and explains how her thesis research led her to create guidelines on how academic institutions can improve their approach to information literacy. Included are several recommendations for those exploring future research options on information literacy, as well as guidelines on how academic institutions can better serve students in information literacy.
|Author||: Gregory Alan Coverdale|
|Release Date||: 1996|
|Pages||: 686 pages|