Radical Information Literacy

Radical Information Literacy
Author: Andrew Whitworth
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 244
Release: 2014-08-27
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 9781780634296

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What would a synthetic theory of Digital, Media and Information Literacy (DMIL) look like? Radical Information Literacy presents, for the first time, a theory of DMIL that synthesises the diversity of perspectives and positions on DMIL, both in the classroom and the workplace, and within the informal learning processes of society. This title is based on original analysis of how decisions are made about the relevance of information and the other resources used in learning, showing how society has privileged objective approaches (used in rule-based decision making) to the detriment of subjective and intersubjective perspectives which promote individual and community contexts. The book goes on to analyse the academic and popular DMIL literature, showing how the field may have been, consciously or unwittingly, complicit in the ‘objectification’ of learning and the disempowerment of individuals and communities. Alternative ways of conceiving the subject are then presented, towards a reversal of these trends. Synthesises key theorists of digital, media and information literacy and information behaviour Includes the field of ‘community informatics’ Conducts a bibliometric analysis of a broad spectrum of writings on digital, media and information literacy, analysing the connections between them and the frames of DMIL within which they are located

Information Literacy and Social Justice

Information Literacy and Social Justice
Author: Lua Gregory,Shana Higgins
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2013
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 1936117568

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"Discusses information literacy and its social justice aspects, through a selection of chapters addressing the values of intellectual freedom, social responsibility, and democracy in relation to the sociopolitical context of library work"--Provided by publisher.

Radical Information Literacy

Radical Information Literacy
Author: Andrew Whitworth
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 244
Release: 2014
Genre: Computer-assisted instruction
ISBN: OCLC:1105784229

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What would a synthetic theory of Digital, Media and Information Literacy (DMIL) look like? Radical Information Literacy presents, for the first time, a theory of DMIL that synthesises the diversity of perspectives and positions on DMIL, both in the classroom and the workplace, and within the informal learning processes of society. This title is based on original analysis of how decisions are made about the relevance of information and the other resources used in learning, showing how society has privileged objective approaches (used in rule-based decision making) to the detriment of subjective and intersubjective perspectives which promote individual and community contexts. The book goes on to analyse the academic and popular DMIL literature, showing how the field may have been, consciously or unwittingly, complicit in the 'objectification' of learning and the disempowerment of individuals and communities. Alternative ways of conceiving the subject are then presented, towards a reversal of these trends. Synthesises key theorists of digital, media and information literacy and information behaviour Includes the field of 'community informatics' Conducts a bibliometric analysis of a broad spectrum of writings on digital, media and information literacy, analysing the connections between them and the frames of DMIL within which they are located.

Pathways into Information Literacy and Communities of Practice

Pathways into Information Literacy and Communities of Practice
Author: Dora Sales,Maria Pinto
Publsiher: Chandos Publishing
Total Pages: 294
Release: 2016-09-26
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN: 9780081006801

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Pathways into Information Literacy and Communities of Practice: Teaching Approaches and Case Studies considers the specific information literacy needs of communities of practice. As such, the book fills a gap in the literature, which has treated information literacy extensively, but has not applied it to the area of communities of practice. Since every community of practice generates, seeks, retrieves, and uses resources and sources related to the cognitive structure being researched or studied, and the tasks being performed, the need arises to undertake studies focused on real user communities, especially at a graduate level. This edited collection presents contributions from an international perspective on this key topic in library and information science. Contributions are arranged into two sections, the first exploring teaching and learning processes, and the second presenting case studies in communities of practice, including, but not limited to, health, research environments, college students, and higher education. Focuses on communities of practice, including health, research, and higher education and their distinct information needs Includes chapters from an international and experienced set of contributors Presents an interdisciplinary perspective on the topic

Information Literacy in a Post Truth Era

Information Literacy in a Post Truth Era
Author: Serap Kurbanoğlu,Sonja Špiranec,Yurdagül Ünal,Joumana Boustany,Denis Kos
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 746
Release: 2022-04-05
Genre: Education
ISBN: 9783030998851

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This book constitutes the refereed post-conference proceedings of the 7th European Conference on Information Literacy, ECIL 2021, held in online mode in September 2021. The 61 revised papers included in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from 192 submissions. The papers are organized in the topical sections on ​information literacy in a post-truth era and news literacy; health literacy; data literacy; digital literacy and digital empowerment; other literacies; information literacy in different contexts; information literacy education in different sectors; information literacy instruction; assessment and evaluation of information literacy; academic integrity, plagiarism and digital piracy; information behaviour; information literacy, libraries and librarians; information literacy in different cultures and countries; information literacy and democracy, citizenship, active participation.

Foundations of Information Literacy

Foundations of Information Literacy
Author: Natalie Greene Taylor,Paul T. Jaeger
Publsiher: American Library Association
Total Pages: 260
Release: 2021-11-15
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN: 9780838949702

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Searching for Information (Literacy) -- Defining Information Literacy -- Information Literacy in the Context of Information Behavior and Everyday Life -- The Operationalization of Information Literacy, Part I: Academic and School Libraries -- The Operationalization of Information Literacy, Part II: Public Libraries, Special Libraries, and Archives -- Information Literacy Is a Human Right, as Essential as Can Be -- Controlling Information Literacy -- Literacy Politics and Literacy Policies -- Why Libraries? -- Intermission: Verities and Balderdash -- The Field Guide to Incorrect Information -- A Brief History of Advertising, Propaganda, and Other Delights -- Pandemic Style Disinformation, Misinformation, and Illiteracy -- Toward Lifelong Information Literacy -- Advocacy, Activism, and Self-Reflection for Information (Literacy) Professionals -- The Social Infrastructure for Information Literacy -- The Lifelong Information Literacy Society.

Mapping Information Landscapes

Mapping Information Landscapes
Author: Andrew Whitworth
Publsiher: Facet Publishing
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2020-06-26
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN: 9781783304172

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Mapping Information Landscapes presents the first in-depth study of the educational implications of the idea of information literacy as ‘the capacity to map and navigate an information landscape’. Written by a leading researcher in the field, it investigates how teachers and learners can use mapping in developing their ability to make informed judgements about information, in specific places and times. Central to the argument is the notion that the geographical and information landscapes are indivisible, and the techniques we use to navigate each are essentially the same. The book presents a history of mapping as a means of representing the world, ranging from the work of medieval mapmakers to the 21st century. Concept and mind mapping are explored, and finally, the notion of discursive mapping: the dialogic process, regardless of whether a graphical map is an outcome. The theoretical framework of the book weaves together the work of authors including Annemaree Lloyd, Christine Bruce, practice theorists such as Theodore Schatzki and the critical geography of David Harvey, an author whose work has not previously been applied to the study of information literacy. The book concludes that keeping information landscapes sustainable and navigable requires attention to how equipment is used to map and organise those landscapes. How we collectively think about and solve problems in the present time inscribes maps and positions them as resources in whatever landscapes we will draw on in the future. Information literacy educators, whether in libraries, other HE courses, high schools or the workplace, will benefit by learning about how mapping – implicitly and explicitly – can be used as a method of teaching IL. The book will also be useful reading for academics and researchers of information literacy and students of library and information science.

Radical Hope

Radical Hope
Author: Kevin M. Gannon
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2020
Genre: College teaching
ISBN: 1949199517

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"Kevin Gannon asks that the contemporary university's manifold problems be approached as opportunities for critical engagement, arguing that, when done effectively, teaching is by definition emancipatory and hopeful. Considering individual pedagogical practice, the students who are teaching's primary audience and beneficiaries, and the institutions and systems within which teaching occurs, Radical Hope surveys the field, tackling everything from imposter syndrome to cellphones in class to allegations of a campus "free speech crisis"--