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ERIC Number: EJ851699
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 42
ISSN: ISSN-1523-4320
Information Literacy and Self-Regulation: A Convergence of Disciplines
Wolf, Sara
School Library Media Research, v10 2007
Two fields of inquiry are examined in an effort to explicate the relationship between information literacy and self-regulation. A theoretical connection between these two areas of study is provided. Operational behaviors--such as the ability to select and use appropriate procedures during the learning process; to ask for help when at an impasse during the information search process; to select and evaluate selected strategies for specific goals, information needs, and personal success; and to adapt personal domain knowledge in light of newly acquired information--are presented as evidence linking these two fields of research. Implications of the interconnectedness between these two fields include increased understanding of the role information skills plays in the development of lifelong self-regulatory learning skills, increased inclusion of information literacy skills in the preservice education curriculum, and continued development of information literacy skills within discipline specific curricula. (Contains 1 table and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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