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ERIC Number: EJ955074
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Dec
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 41
ISSN: ISSN-0004-8623
Sociocultural Theories and Their Application in Information Literacy Research and Education
Wang, Li; Bruce, Christine; Hughes, Hilary
Australian Academic & Research Libraries, v42 n4 p296-308 Dec 2011
Drawing on the example of a recent study (Wang, 2010), this paper discusses the application of a sociocultural approach to information literacy research and curricular design. First, it describes the foundation of this research approach in sociocultural theories, in particular Vygotsky's sociocultural theory. Then it presents key theoretical principles arising from the research and describes how the sociocultural approach enabled the establishment of collaborative partnerships between information professionals and academic and teaching support staff in a community of practice for information literacy integration. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia