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Doctor of Philosophy, (English)
Study Completed: 2014
College of Humanities & Social Sciences
Conversation and Change: Integrating Information Literacy to Support Learning in the New Zealand Tertiary Context
Information literacy, or finding and evaluating quality information through the library and other means, is a key competency central to effective learning for students at university. Ms Feekery’s participatory action research study enhanced students’ information literacy development by encouraging and supporting participating instructors to engage with learner focused pedagogy. The participants took a process-oriented view of learning and developed a thread of reflective learning across the four-year participating programme. To support quality source selection and use, library workshops were refocused, and formative assessments required students to justify source selection and reflect on learning. Ms Feekery found that enhancing awareness of information literacy for both academics and students is an effective strategy for supporting students to develop essential academic competencies during the transition into university, and throughout their undergraduate degree. More importantly, the study recognised that academics have a fundamental role in supporting students to become, reflective, informed, lifelong learners.
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