From skills to practice: How does information literacy happen?

Annemaree Lloyd-Zantiotis

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    Abstract

    The use of a practice perspective in the analysis of information literacy represents a shift in attention towards the enactment of information literacy as a social practice, and away from the information skills approach that has dominated information literacy research and education. The sociocultural perspective that underpins a practice perspective highlights the role of practice and co-participation of the community in shaping the production, reproduction and circulation of knowledge, including knowledge about the appropriateness of information skills in relation to the context. This contrasts with the conventional approach to information literacy which has focused on the information skills of individuals as something that can be learned and transferred independently of context. This paper explores two questions: what is information literacy and, how does it happen? It then goes on to identify the implications of this approach for librarians and researchers.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationResearch, Learning and the Library
    EditorsKorean Society for Library, Information Science
    Place of PublicationSouth Korea
    PublisherKorean Society for Library and Information Science
    Pages123-142
    Number of pages20
    Publication statusPublished - 2010
    EventInternational Conference Commerating the 40th Anniversary of the Korean Society for Library and Information Science - Seoul, South Korea, Korea, Republic of
    Duration: 01 Sep 2010 → …

    Conference

    ConferenceInternational Conference Commerating the 40th Anniversary of the Korean Society for Library and Information Science
    Country/TerritoryKorea, Republic of
    Period01/09/10 → …

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