12SOURCES OF INFORMATIONFinding What You Need

JUST GIVE ME THE COLD, HARD FACTS,” some people say. Others say, “Don’t confuse me with the facts.” Although we have made the case that learning is more than remembering facts, we have never suggested that there is no relation between learning and information. Now that you understand learning more fully in its many variations, it is important to examine more carefully the role of information in learning. Learning always has some subject matter and usually involves information in either central or peripheral ways. Learning is always about something.

Another important aspect of managing your own learning is managing your information needs. In this chapter, you will learn how to improve your ability ...

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