Friday, January 19, 2018

cfp Information Literacy: From Practice to Research and Back Again

There is a call for papers for a session organised by IFLA's Library Theory and Research Section and Information Literacy Section: Information Literacy: From Practice to Research and Back Again. The session wil be held during the World Library and Information Congress in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 24-30 August 2018.
"This session aims to bring together practice that is based on theoretical underpinnings and theory that can inform practice across the diverse field (of literacies that encompasses the analytical skills critical to information literacy). Our objective is to hear about a range of critical approaches and research models that contribute to building new theory; the challenges of applying theory in practice; the technology dimension in theoretical frameworks; how learning theories can inform practice; and cultural perspectives associated with learning. The session will look beyond standards and processes, engaging instead in the potential for developing knowledge to guide information literacy practice across disciplines, contexts and environments. It will also explore how the body of information literacy practice can inform the building of theory, which in turn can inform future practice. Suggested themes to guide submissions: Construction of knowledge in information literacy; Critical approaches and challenges to build new theoretical contexts; Cross-cultural contexts in information literacy; Emancipatory pedagogy; Enabling technology to enhance information literacy theory and practice; Exploring alternative routes to information literacy; Information literacies to transform society; Information literacy models – from theory to practice and back to theory; Informed learning theory; Methodological and analytical approaches for exploring information literacy."
Deadline for abstracts: 5 March 2018. Full information at
Photo by Sheila Webber: heather in Greenwich Park, December 2017

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