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(O)kritisk informationskompetens?: En utvärdering av undervisning i informationskompetens inom högre utbildning
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Cultural Sciences.
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Cultural Sciences.
2011 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
(Un)critical information literacy? : An assessment of information literacy instruction in higher education (English)
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this thesis is to examine the benefit of information literacy instruction in two student groups at Kristianstad University, in relation to development of critical information literacy and within the boundaries of the educational goals. This study takes on a critical information literacy perspective that combines critical pedagogy and standards for information literacy in higher education. Two methods have been used for data collection: interviews and questionnaires. According to the results of the study the information literacy instruction provided by the Kristianstad University Library is important and useful for the students in their academic studies. It also becomes clear that the information literacy differs between the two groups as a consequence of the varying information literacy instruction received by the two groups. Based on these results recommendations are made on how the information literacy instruction can be elaborated upon to secure development of a higher degree of critical consciousness in students and to ascertain equal conditions for different student groups. The findings of this study are not only valuable for those immediately affected, it can also be useful for others involved in higher education. Further research within this area is important for the development of critical information literacy and information litracy instruction in higher education.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 56 p.
Keyword [en]
Information literacy, College- and research libraries, Critical theory, Critical information literacy, Higher education
Keyword [sv]
Informationskompetens, Högskolebibliotek, Kritisk teori, Kritisk informationskompetens, Högre utbildning
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-13424OAI: diva2:429553
Educational program
Library and information science, 180 credits
Humanities, Theology
Available from: 2011-07-05 Created: 2011-07-04 Last updated: 2013-03-18Bibliographically approved

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