Information Literacy and Transfer in Schools: Implications for Teacher Librarians (Report)
The Australian Library Journal 2011, May, 60, 2
The Australian Library Journal
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This study focuses on the use of the New South Wales (NSW) Department of Education and Training information literacy model in a primary school as the basis for the possible establishment of a culture of transfer of information literacy skills. The study used constructivist grounded analysis to interpret data gathered from teachers and principals. Data were collected from teacher diaries and interviews with teachers and the incoming and outgoing school principals. Results showed that the NSW model was successfully implemented by teachers and that most students used part of the model well, with less able students needing extensive scaffolding. Teachers found some evidence of transfer of information literacy skills, particularly amongst more able students. Teachers and principals identified factors which might lead to a culture of transfer. The factors included using a common terminology across the school, formal discussion of transfer, and leadership by the principal and teacher librarian. Introduction
- Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
- Published: May 01, 2011
- Publisher: Australian Library and Information Association
- Seller: The Gale Group, Inc.
- Print Length: 24 Pages
- Language: English