Chapter 7

Year 12 students’ use of information literacy skills: A constructivist grounded analysis

James E Herring

The value of research studies on the development of information literacy in the school sector is that it provides practitioners and researchers with key insights into the needs of students and of teachers and teacher-librarians who are trying to develop information-literate students. Among the key issues for teachers and teacher-librarians that have not been the focus of research studies in this area are Year 12 students’ reflections on their information literacy skills and whether these students can transfer both information literacy skills and an understanding and awareness of the information environment from one context to ...

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