The relational approach explained


The relational approach focuses on the relationship between people and information to investigate the phenomenon of information literacy from the perspective of people who experience it. This approach is based on the phenomenographic conceptual framework, and in order to establish the context of the book this chapter gives an account of the phenomenographic body of research and previous relational studies on information literacy, consisting of the work by Bruce (1997a), Lupton (2004) and Edwards (2006).

Key words

second-order perspective

structure of awareness

internal and external horizons

deep and surface learning

outcome space of learning

relational studies

As phenomenography provides the ...

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