Educating for Evidence: Developing information literacy in our future professionals

Annette Goodwin, Adele Miles, Tim Eggleston

    Research output: Other contribution to conferenceOther


    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.


    ConferenceCharles Sturt Edx 2021
    Abbreviated titleConnecting in a disrupted world
    OtherOur learning and teaching conference this year is happening online from 17-19 November. The event will run from 9:30am to 1:00pm each day and will also incorporate some on campus activity on day two providing additional ways for people to connect. We invite you to reflect on, share ideas, experiences and practice of how we connect in a continually disrupted world aligned to four streams:

    Future focussed
    Innovation and quality
    No limits
    Internet address


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