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Hanell, Fredrik – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2016
Introduction: This paper reports results from an ethnographic study of teacher trainees' information activities in digital, group-based learning and their relation to the interplay between use and appropriation of digital tools and the learning environment. Method: The participants in the present study are 249 pre-school teacher trainees in…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Ethnography, Cooperative Learning, Foreign Countries
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Rutter, Sophie; Ford, Nigel; Clough, Paul – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2015
Introduction: This paper investigates techniques used by children in year 4 (age eight to nine) of a UK primary school to reformulate their queries, and how they use information retrieval systems to support query reformulation. Method: An in-depth study analysing the interactions of twelve children carrying out search tasks in a primary school…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Primary Education, Young Children, Search Strategies
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Nesset, Valerie – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2015
Introduction: As part of a larger study in 2006 of the information-seeking behaviour of third-grade students in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, a model of their information-seeking behaviour was developed. To further improve the model, an extensive examination of the literature into information-seeking behaviour and information literacy was conducted…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 3, Information Seeking, Literacy Education