ERIC Number: ED447821
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Jul
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Building Info-Skills by Degrees: Embedding Information Literacy in University Study.
Abbott, Wendy; Peach, Deborah
This paper provides an overview of a project at Griffith University (Queensland, Australia). The Griffith Graduate Project was conceived in 1999 as a student-centered process that would facilitate the development of generic and professional skills over the life cycle of an undergraduate degree program. The first strategy involved a series of workshops with approximately 110 first-year students in the School of Applied Psychology. Students were asked to rate themselves across nine generic skills areas: self-management, interpersonal, problem-solving and decision-making, analysis and critical evaluation, adaptability and learning, teamwork, oral communication, information, and written communication. Following this awareness-raising process, approximately half the students signed up for voluntary library research workshops on catalog, database, and Internet searching; very few of these students availed themselves of the self-paced World Wide Web-based Library Research Tutorial. The second strategy of the project was the development of a Web-based resource directory. The third student-centered strategy was the Professional Portfolio, an electronic resource file that will enable students to organize and track their experiences and achievements and to critically reflect on their current level or stage of development. The integration and development of information literacy as a generic attribute in the curriculum, as well as future directions for the project, is also discussed. (MES)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Information Literacy, Information Skills, Learner Controlled Instruction, Skill Development, Workshops, World Wide Web
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