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ERIC Number: EJ792921
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jan
Pages: 22
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1531-2542
Knowledge Transfer and Information Skills for Student-Centered Learning in Spain
Molina, Maria Pinto; Sales, Dora
portal: Libraries and the Academy, v8 n1 p53-74 Jan 2008
Knowing how to select, organize, and use information in order to solve problems, handle new situations, and continue learning are key issues in the teaching and learning scenario in contemporary society. Teaching these skills is particularly critical for European universities and is currently recognized as vital in the context of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA). Information literacy forms the basis for lifelong learning. It is common to all disciplines, to all learning environments, and to all levels of education. It enables learners to master content and extend their investigations, become more self-directed, and assume greater control over their own learning. In the face of this need for an information literate society, diverse approaches, especially involving e-learning resources and portals, have been developed and put forward. The aim of this paper is, first, to offer an outline of the relevance of knowledge transfer and information skills in a context of student-centered learning and, second, to provide a succinct analysis of some recent Spanish academic experiences in this area. (Contains 28 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Media Staff
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Spain