Sunday, December 29, 2019

Recent articles: geography; assessment; misinformation in science

The first is expensive, but looks useful if you work with geography students:
- Waller, R., Miller, G. And Schultz, D. (2019). Information literacy: benefits, challenges and practical strategies. In H.Walkington., J.Hill and S.Dyer. (Eds) Handbook for Teaching and Learning in Geography. Edward Elgar. Go here
"Information literacy encapsulates the varied skills or behaviours required to make effective use of information resources. There is a growing recognition of the need for learners to develop these skills in an information age characterised by a proliferation of information of uncertain quality and reliability. From the perspective of learning and teaching in geography, information literacy skills allow students to work more independently, to engage with the research ‘cutting edge’, to appreciate the plural and contested nature of the subject, and to place their own work within its broader academic context. Whilst recent technological developments have been beneficial, the limited development of information literacy skills within secondary education can pose significant problems for learners making the transition into higher education. This chapter considers the key conceptual frameworks, the challenges faced by students, and the practical strategies than can help students to engage effectively within academic research literature."
- Walters, W. (2020). A multi method information literacy assessment program: foundation and early results. portal: libraries and the academy, 20(1), 101-135.
- Zakharov, W., Li, H., & Fosmire, M. (2019). Undergraduates' News Consumption and Perceptions of Fake News in Science. portal: Libraries and the Academy 19(4), 653-665.
Photo by Sheila Webber: wreaths of South London 2

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