Tuesday, June 04, 2019

New articles from @JInfoLit - Academics; Story time; Teens and video games; Learning diaries

Volume 13 No. 1 (2019) of the open access journal Journal of Information Literacy has been published. The articles are:
- Shaking up story time by Bartlomiej A. Lenart and Carla J. Lewis (Looks at the Philosophy for Children (P4C) method)
- What academics really think about information literacy by Deborah Stebbing, Jane Shelley, Mark Warnes, Carol McMaster ""We took a qualitative approach to this research, using semi-structured interviews with a convenience sample of participants drawn from nursing subjects and business subjects in a post-1992 university in the United Kingdom. The research questions asked about academics’ perception of IL, the impact of their discipline on IL and their view of the ideal information literate student. Six key areas of concern emerged around the teaching of IL: students transitioning into higher education, developing evaluation skills, the significance of the undergraduate major project and discipline differences, the information landscape and the perceived need for preparation for IL at work. The article discusses the findings, difficulties surrounding students achieving adequate IL and considerations for future practice in delivering focused IL support."
- How do teens learn to play video games? by Ruth S. Contreras-Espinosa, Carlos A. Scolari. "The aims of this article are to identify the main ILS ]informal learning strategies] that teens apply as they acquire and improve their video game literacy, and to develop a series of categories for analysing and classifying these informal learning experiences."
- Attribution and plagiarism in the creative arts by Joanna Hare, Kimburley Choi
- Using learning diaries to evaluate and improve online information literacy and academic skills provision by Aidan Tolland, Dr, Rebecca Mogg, Amanda Bennett
There are also book reviews and conference reports. Go to https://ojs.lboro.ac.uk/JIL/issue/view/206
Photo by Sheila Webber: Rose, Sheffield, June 2019

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