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Information Literacy and Cultural Heritage by Kim Baker

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Critical thinking and lifelong learning

Abstract:

In the context of lifelong learning in museums, archives and libraries, and in digital information contexts, the need to be fluent in critical thinking has become more essential than ever, and is considered to be one of the most important elements of information literacy training. The imparting of critical thinking skills, however, needs to take into account cultural sensitivities, and different cultural backgrounds where critical thinking skills have not been present, in the context of cultural heritage learning.In this chapter, the key critical thinking skills are outlined, and an illustrative example of when cultural sensitivities were so offended that all critical debate and dialog was ...

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