Promoting Lifelong Information Literacy throughout Schooling: The Role of Dispositions [pre-print]

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Nora J. Bird, Associate Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: The ultimate goal of information literacy (IL) theory and instruction is to prepare people who are first students and then adults to continue learning throughout their lives from the multitude of information sources that surround them. Academic librarians in the United States have adopted the Framework for Information Literacy which encompasses threshold concepts, knowledge practices, and dispositions. The Threshold Achiement Test for Information Literacy (TATIL) by Carrick Enterprises was developed to measure all of those pieces. Two different modules of the test were deployed in an undergraduate course with over 200 students. The results of the disposition tests and overall information literacy were used to understand how information literacy theory can be advanced toward a more active focus on critical thinking and attitudes of students that will persist throughout their lives.

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Language: English
Date: 2022
information literacy, threshold concepts, dispositions, critical thinking

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