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ERIC Number: EJ1146624
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0965-948X
Embedding Information Literacy Skills in the Psychology Curriculum: Supporting Students in Their Transition to Independent Researchers
Bohan, Jason; Friel, Niamh; Szymanek, Larissa
Psychology Teaching Review, v21 n2 p81-85 Aut 2015
Here we report on a new initiative which supported first-year psychology undergraduates in developing their information literacy skills. These skills were taught in a small-group tutorial setting with tutor guidance and peer-supported activities. We measured student's Autonomous Learning and Academic Self-Efficacy before and after the teaching activities, and found a significant increase over time. Focus group responses appeared to attribute these changes directly to the learning activities. Results support the conclusion that students readily develop autonomous learning skills and increased self-efficacy that are transferable to other assignments if skills development are embedded with subject learning activities.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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