Educating for Evidence: Developing information literacy in our future professionals

Annette Goodwin, Adele Miles, Tim Eggleston

    Research output: Other contribution to conferenceOther

    Abstract

    In these times of uncertainty and information bombardment, it’s essential that our future professionals have the skills to find and evaluate current, accurate and relevant information to support their clients’ needs. This is particularly important in the health and law professions where clients are often dealing with high stakes and need to be able to trust the advice they receive. In many cases, clients will arrive with information they have already garnered from various sources. A well-trained professional must confidently address possible misinformation and misunderstandings while providing a firm foundation of evidence to support their response. Our graduates should be ready to take up an informed practice and enjoy lifelong learning.
    The Library’s embedded program aims to help students achieve the Graduate Learning Outcome of Information and Research Literacies. The GLO outlines the skills students need to locate, evaluate, manage, and use information and research, and become work-ready professionals. This podcast will showcase how Charles Sturt Library connects with teaching teams to produce information literate health and law professionals of the future.
    Listeners will hear why the skills of being information literate contribute to future success and how the embedded program is incorporated into the curricula. Academics and past students from law and health will comment on their experiences with the embedded program, and how they see it impacting on student success and the development of future work-ready professionals.
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication statusPublished - 2021
    EventCSEdX - Online
    Duration: 17 Nov 202119 Nov 2021
    https://www.csu.edu.au/csued/home

    Conference

    ConferenceCSEdX
    Abbreviated titleConnecting in a disrupted world
    Period17/11/2119/11/21
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