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ERIC Number: EJ899912
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 10
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 17
ISSN: ISSN-1052-2891
Literacies, Narratives, and Adult Learning in Libraries
Elmborg, Jim
New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, n127 p67-76 Fall 2010
Learners within academic library settings use information resources toward specific ends--learner-constructed research and writing projects that offer new perspectives on particular topics. Such projects may take the form of individual research papers and/or class presentations, literature reviews, theses, e-portfolios, web pages, or collaboratively created mini-documentaries. Learners navigate an information and technology-rich environment and learn skills that contribute significantly to the research and writing process. In this chapter, the author will reflect on literacies developed within diverse communities of discourse and how these literacies inform the research and writing process as learners construct new knowledge and write/create/present their findings. He will also explore the changing narrative of adult learning in libraries, as well as critical theory-informed approaches to information literacy skill development.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education
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Language: English
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