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Teaching Information Literacy in Higher Education by Mark Stenersen, Helene N. Andreassen, Mariann Solberg, Torstein Lag, Mariann Lokse

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Chapter Two

Information Literacy

The What and How

Abstract

This chapter presents the 21st century version of the concept of information literacy (IL). It reviews current practices in IL teaching and takes a quick look at present-day challenges. The chapter further highlights elements we consider missing from teaching practices, and thereby forms a bridge to the remainder of the book, where we address those missing elements.

Keywords

Information literacy; definitions; learning; teaching methods; challenges; changing learning environments

2.1 Information Literacy Defined

If you ask students and faculty what information literacy (IL) is, you will probably get very vague answers, if any at all. IL is still not a term that is well integrated in academia’s ...

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