Transferring information literacy practices: implications for teacher librarians and teachers

James Herring

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This paper reveals original insights about the value students place on information literacy practices and the extent to which students might transfer these practices across time and across the curriculum. It presents findings of a study which explored the views of year seven students, teachers and teacher librarians in three rural schools in NSW. Key implications are that teacher librarians should revise the way information literacy is taught in schools, and that teachers librarians, teachers and school management should actively discuss the transfer of information literacy practices in their schools. After outlining the aims and areas of exploration of the study, it critically reviews aspects of the literature on information literacy and transfer, reviews the methodology used, presents key findings and discusses implications of the study for teacher librarians and teachers.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)18-23
Number of pages6
JournalScan (Ryde)
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2011

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