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Information literacy : developing students as independent learners /
D.W. Farmer, Terrence F. Mech, editors.
imprint
San Francisco, Calif. : Jossey-Bass, c1992.
description
130 p.
ISBN
1555427545
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Book
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imprint
San Francisco, Calif. : Jossey-Bass, c1992.
isbn
1555427545
catalogue key
463221
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Excerpts
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As the quality and quantity of information needed to function in our social institutions increases, colleges and universities are being asked to graduate students who are information literate and can operate indepAndently in a rapidly changing, complex, information-rich environment. This volume of New Directions for Higher Education explores the concept of information literacy as an essential element in defining an educated person living and working in the Information Age. The strategy to achieve this goal centers around resource-based learning, which requires students to critically analyze and synthesize information from a wide variety of sources available outside of the traditional classroom. The goal is to develop students as active learners who can obtain, integrate, and apply information from diverse sources. This is the 78th issue of the quarterly journal New Directions for Higher Education. For more information on the series, please see the Journals and Periodicals page.
Summaries
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As the quality and quantity of information needed to function in our social institutions increases, colleges and universities are being asked to graduate students who are information literate and can operate independently in a rapidly changing, complex, information-rich environment. This volume of New Directions for Higher Education explores the concept of information literacy as an essential element in defining an educated person living and working in the Information Age. The strategy to achieve this goal centers around resource-based learning, which requires students to critically analyze and synthesize information from a wide variety of sources available outside of the traditional classroom. The goal is to develop students as active learners who can obtain, integrate, and apply information from diverse sources. This is the 78th issue of the quarterly journal New Directions for Higher Education. For more information on the series, please see the Journals and Periodicals page.
Main Description
As the quality and quantity of information needed to function in our social institutions increases, colleges and universities are being asked to graduate students who are information literate and can operate independently in a rapidly changing, complex, information-rich environment. This volume explores the concept of information literacy as an essential element in defining an educated person living and working in the Information Age. The strategy to achieve this goal centers around resource-based learning, which requires students to critically analyze and synthesize information from a wide variety of sources available outside of the traditional classroom. The goal is to develop students as active learners who can obtain, integrate, and apply information from diverse sources. This is the 78th issue of the quarterly journal New Directions for Higher Education.
Table of Contents
Editors' Notesp. 1
Education for the Information Agep. 5
Information Literacy and Accreditation: A Middle States Association Perspectivep. 15
Linking Undergraduate Education and Libraries: Minnesota's Approachp. 27
An Academician's Journey into Information Literacyp. 37
Natural Partners: Resource-Based and Integrative Learningp. 45
Teaching Resource-Based Learning and Diversityp. 55
Information Literacy and a College Library: A Continuing Experimentp. 63
Information Literacy at Universities: Challenges and Solutionsp. 73
Expository Writing and Information Literacy: A Pilot Projectp. 83
The Electronic Library and Literacyp. 91
Information Literacy: Overcoming Barriers to Implementationp. 103
Transforming Campus Culture Through Resource-Based Learningp. 113
Afterwordp. 123
Indexp. 127
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