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ERIC Number: EJ974776
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jul
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0099-1333
Approaches to Learning Information Literacy: A Phenomenographic Study
Diehm, Rae-Anne; Lupton, Mandy
Journal of Academic Librarianship, v38 n4 p217-225 Jul 2012
This paper reports on an empirical study that explores the ways students approach learning to find and use information. Based on interviews with 15 education students in an Australian university, this study uses phenomenography as its methodological and theoretical basis. The study reveals that students use three main strategies for learning information literacy: 1) learning by doing; 2) learning by trial and error; and 3) learning by interacting with other people. Understanding the different ways that students approach learning information literacy will assist librarians and faculty to design and provide more effective information literacy education. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia