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‘Enquiring Minds’ and the role of information literacy in the design, management and assessment of student research tasks

Keith Puttick

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This chapter considers the Enquiring Minds (EM) project at Staffordshire University, and the role that information literacy (IL) principles and standards can play in improving the quality of students’ research. Clearly, an essential pre-requisite is institutions’ commitment to embedding IL principles in the curriculum, while at the same time creating more (and better) opportunities to deploy research and research-related skills and putting Enquiry-Based Learning (EBL) at the heart of the student experience. However, if progress is to be made it will be essential for lecturers – working with groups ...

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