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Teaching Information Literacy for Inquiry-Based Learning


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Part 1 Four faces of learning and their implications for teaching information literacy: Introduction; Learning and information literacy; The learner as a physical being - a sensory approach; The learner as a thinker - a cognitive approach; The learner as a sense maker - a constructivist approach; The learner as a social being - a social constructivist approach. Part 2 Teaching interventions: Introduction; Learning intervention 1 Understanding learners' information needs and identifying the knowledge base that the learner wants to develop; Learning intervention 2 Understanding the information landscape; Learning intervention 3 Using information retrieval tools and techniques to locate information; Learning intervention 4 Interaction with and use of information; Learning intervention 5 Enhancing information literacy in the workplace - a holistic approach. Part 3 Conclusion: Concluding comments.

About the Author

Dr. Mark Hepworth is a senior lecturer at Loughborough University in the Department of Information Science. He teaches information literacy, information retrieval, the development of user centred information services. His research interests include: people's information behaviour, the information needs of specific groups of people, information literacy and capability building in the development, academic and non-academic contexts. Dr Geoff Walton is a Subject and Learning Support Librarian and Research informed Teaching Project Co-ordinator at Staffordshire University supporting the Health and Sciences subject areas. Geoff teaches information literacy and study skills, at all levels, to Psychology and Sport & Exercise Science students. He recently completed his PhD at Loughborough University where he researched and developed a new model of e-learning for delivering information literacy to undergraduate students. In 2005 he was awarded a Learning and Teaching Fellowship by Staffordshire University in recognition of his excellent contribution to teaching and learning.


The authors have meticulously and successfully laid a solid, theoretical foundation for readers... This is an excellent book., Journal of Academic Librarianship This book would be of great value to librarians engaged in information literacy, Journal of Information Literacy Comprehensive coverage of four approaches to how learners learn, covering behavioural, cognitive, constructivist and social constructivist theories., THES

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