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MIK: en plattform för pedagogiskt partnerskap i högre utbildning?
2014 (Swedish)Conference paper (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Abstract. Purpose – This paper has a dual purpose: first to emphasize the necessity of a state policy on ICT skills and IL, secondly to give an account of the pedagogical collaboration between two liaison librarians and a group of teachers at the Department of Business Administration at University West, Trollhättan Sweden, from fall semester 2011 to spring semester 2014. Sweden is one of the most ICT orientated and “connected” countries in the world, but has fallen behind when it comes to a clear perception of the nature and the pedagogical potential of (M)IL as a field of knowledge and therefore also when it comes to developing strategies for integrating information literacy more generally with the educational process in higher education. Method and theoretical perpective – The author describes the various components included in the above mentioned pedagogical collaboration such as documentation of all contacts including strategic meetings between the liaison librarians and the teachers involved, subject specific course design and the starting of an article circle as part of competency development for teaching academic librarians. This description is underpinned by empirical data in the form of a small survey and a discussion of the evaluation of teaching sessions. The concept of informed learning (using information to learn) devised by Christine Bruce is presented as an inspiring point of view and one possible pedagogical approach for information literacy training. Another central concept of this paper is Media and Information Literacy (MIL) defined by Andrew Whitworth as “the knowledge, attitudes, skills, and practices required to access, analyse, evaluate, use, create, and communicate information and knowledge, in creative, legal and ethical ways” (2013, p.47). In this paper (M)IL (with special focus on IL) is discussed as a possible platform and starting point for future professional partnerships concerning IL education and its integration with traditional core subjects. Results and discussion – Evaluations of teaching sessions as well as feedback from students and teachers show that information literacy courses have a positive impact on students’ thinking skills and essay writing. But this type of pedagogical collaboration across professional boundaries can only be truly effective if information literacy is established as an integral and sustainable aspect of the educational strategies developed in institutions of higher education.

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Högskolan i Borås: Institutionen Biblioteks- och informationsvetenskap , 2014.
Keyword [sv]
Biblioteks- och informationsvetenskap
National Category
Information Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-9314Local ID: 2320/14349OAI: diva2:909928
Mötesplats Borås: Profession - Forskning, Borås 23-24 oktober 2014
Available from: 2016-03-07 Created: 2016-03-07

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