Tuesday, January 03, 2017

New Year reading: refugees; data literacy; inquiry based learning

Lloyd, A. (2017). Researching fractured (information) landscapes: Implications for library and information science researchers undertaking research with refugees and forced migration studies. Journal of Documentation, 73(1), 35-47. Priced article, abstract at http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/JD-03-2016-0032

Wolff, A., Gooch, D., Cavero Montaner, J., Rashid, U. and Kortuem, G. (2017). Creating an Understanding of Data Literacy for a Data-driven Society. Journal of Community Informatics, 12(3) (In press). "This paper explores the different perspectives currently offered on both data and statistical literacy and then critically examines to what extent these address the data literacy needs of citizens in today’s society. We survey existing approaches to teaching data literacy in schools, to identify how data literacy is interpreted in practice. Based on these analyses, we propose a definition of data literacy that is focused on employing an inquiry-based approach to using data to understand real world phenomena. " Open access preprint at http://oro.open.ac.uk/47779/

and another expensive book from Springer:
Chu, s. etal. (2017). 21st Century Skills Development Through Inquiry-Based Learning: from theory to practice. Springer. ISBN: 978-981-10-2479-5 (Print) 978-981-10-2481-8 (Online) Table of contents and preview http://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-981-10-2481-8
Photo by Sheila Webber: Xmas wreaths of South London, 29; December 2016

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