Appendix D: Abstract of the thesis

This study employs the phenomenographic concept of the structure of awareness to examine the experience of information literacy. It argues that the context in which information literacy is experienced affects the aspects of this phenomenon that are conceptualised and practised. The sample consisted of 27 students studying part-time for the MA in Information Services Management at London Metropolitan University, and working as librarians or information managers. An iterative process of development led to the creation of an outcome space consisting of four categories of description of the students’ experience of information literacy: Functional Literacy, Provision, Lifelong Learning and Education. The categories ...

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