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Information Literacy in the Academic Context : Global Trends and Local Issues


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Špiranec, Sonja and Toth, Tibor and Banek Zorica, Mihaela. (2009). Information Literacy in the Academic Context : Global Trends and Local Issues. In: 2nd International Conference “The Future of Information Sciences: INFuture2009 – Digital Resources and Knowledge Sharing”, 4-6 November 2009, Zagreb, Croatia.

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Information literacy is generally perceived as the spiritus muovens of learning processes, reflecting the premise of information as the basic building block of education. This idea gained relevance and new facets with the proliferation of the Web 2.0, which has brought about new, speculative and concerning issues. In the first part of the paper the authors will discuss the importance of information literacy in the higher education sector. They will particularly discuss and reexamine the question what it has meant to be information literate in the print era, the digital era and in the context of the Web 2.0. Taking conceptual shifts between those different information ages as a point of departure, the particular cluster of competencies needed today to support educational processes in the higher education sector will be identified. After commenting global issues the authors will present preliminary results from a local (national) survey about the inclusion and integration of information literacy elements into Croatian new higher education (i.e. Bologna) curricula.

Item Type: Published conference work (Lecture)
Uncontrolled Keywords: information literacy, higher education, information behaviour, Web 2.0, Bologna programs, Croatia
Subjects: Information sciences
Information sciences > Librarianship
Departments: Department of Information Science
Date Deposited: 21 Feb 2017 08:35
Last Modified: 21 Feb 2017 08:35

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