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Type: Conference paper
Title: 2020 vision: An information literacy continuum for students primary school to post graduation
Author: Willison, J.
O'Regan, K.
Citation: Higher education in a changing world / Angela Brew and Christine Asmar (eds.): pp.633-641
Publisher: Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia Inc.
Publisher Place: Milperra, New South Wales, Australia
Issue Date: 2005
Series/Report no.: Research and development in higher education ; v. 28
ISBN: 0908557620
Conference Name: Conference of the Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (2005 : Sydney, Australia)
Editor: Brew, A.
Asmar, C.
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John Willison, Kerry O’Regan
Abstract: By the year 2020, those now commencing school will have emerged into a variety of contexts. Despite their years of education, these young people may lack the skills of information literacy that an information age demands. One reason for this could be a lack of information literacy vision on the part of their educators. Th e term Information Literacy was coined in the1970s and has, since then, developed a substantial academic literature. Despite the acknowledged need for information literacy, to date there has been little in the way of a comprehensive vision of information literacy development. Ideally, such a vision would accommodate both the vertical and lateral transitions students make as they proceed on their educational journey. One starting point is to perceive learning as a lifelong endeavour, the information literacy needed for that endeavour being the responsibility of all the participants in the learning process. A model which presents information literacy as a continuum off ers a framework which allows the whole information literacy journey to be conceptualised by the participants. Th e model presented here fulfi ls the challenge put by those developing information literacy standards to convert those standards into a useable continuum. It attempts to chart information literacy development form novice reader-writer to independent researcher. As well as having practical, pedagogical application, the information literacy continuum may provide a framework for future research.
Keywords: graduate attributes
information skills
information literacy
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