Building information literacy through project work: A case study in Singapore

Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/105759
Title:
Building information literacy through project work: A case study in Singapore
Author:
Tan, May Hwee Mian; Theng, Yin-Leng
Editors:
Khoo, C.; Singh, D.; Chaudhry, A.S.
Citation:
Building information literacy through project work: A case study in Singapore 2006, :198-206
Publisher:
School of Communication & Information, Nanyang Technological University
Issue Date:
2006
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/105759
Submitted date:
2007-05-24
Abstract:
In this paper, we described a study carried out to investigate whether the incorporation of information literacy standards explicitly in the learner outcomes of Project Work helped students build and achieve a high level of information literacy. In this study, the students self-assessed their acquisition and development of the information literacy competencies through the use of a five-scale Likert survey. Their reflections of the research experience were also analyzed. In addition, the teachers rated their stu-dentsâ achievement levels through the use of a rubric. Findings revealed that students attained a rela-tively good level of competency, extracted relevant information, synthesized the main ideas to construct new knowledge and seemed to concur with teachersâ perceptions of the studentsâ abilities to access, evaluate and use information more effectively.
Type:
Conference Paper
Language:
en
Keywords:
Information Literacy
Local subject classification:
information literacy; Singapore

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorTan, May Hwee Mianen_US
dc.contributor.authorTheng, Yin-Lengen_US
dc.contributor.editorKhoo, C.en_US
dc.contributor.editorSingh, D.en_US
dc.contributor.editorChaudhry, A.S.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2007-05-24T00:00:01Z-
dc.date.available2010-06-18T23:33:56Z-
dc.date.issued2006en_US
dc.date.submitted2007-05-24en_US
dc.identifier.citationBuilding information literacy through project work: A case study in Singapore 2006, :198-206en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/105759-
dc.description.abstractIn this paper, we described a study carried out to investigate whether the incorporation of information literacy standards explicitly in the learner outcomes of Project Work helped students build and achieve a high level of information literacy. In this study, the students self-assessed their acquisition and development of the information literacy competencies through the use of a five-scale Likert survey. Their reflections of the research experience were also analyzed. In addition, the teachers rated their stu-dentsâ achievement levels through the use of a rubric. Findings revealed that students attained a rela-tively good level of competency, extracted relevant information, synthesized the main ideas to construct new knowledge and seemed to concur with teachersâ perceptions of the studentsâ abilities to access, evaluate and use information more effectively.en_US
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherSchool of Communication & Information, Nanyang Technological Universityen_US
dc.subjectInformation Literacyen_US
dc.subject.otherinformation literacyen_US
dc.subject.otherSingaporeen_US
dc.titleBuilding information literacy through project work: A case study in Singaporeen_US
dc.typeConference Paperen_US
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