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Information literacy for a sustainable career in engineering and technology

conference contribution
posted on 2003-01-01, 00:00 authored by Stuart Palmer, Barry Tucker
Information literacy has become an important skill for undergraduate students due to societal changes that have seen information become a valuable commodity, the need for graduates to become lifelong learners to remain effective across their working lives, and the recognition by many stakeholders that information literacy is an underpinning generic skill for effective learning in higher education. Important elements in the design and delivery of information literacy training include the collaborative process between library and academic staff, the need to link generic information literacy skills into the specific discipline context of the students, and catering for a wide diversity in the student body including off-campus students. This paper describes a sequence of activities designed to help students learn and practice information literacy skills that have been purposefully designed and integrated into a first-year engineering and technology study unit as a core element of the unit syllabus.

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Pagination

319 - 326

Location

Melbourne, Victoria

Place of publication

Melbourne, Vic.

Start date

2003-09-29

End date

2003-10-01

ISBN-13

9780975086100

ISBN-10

0975086103

Language

eng

Publication classification

E1 Full written paper - refereed; E Conference publication

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2003, Australasian Association for Engineering Education

Editor/Contributor(s)

M Jollands

Title of proceedings

Engineering education for a sustainable future : proceedings of the 14th Annual Conference for Australasian Association for Engineering Education and 9th Australasian Women in Engineering Forum, 29th September - 1st October 2003, [held at] RMIT University

Event

Australasian Association for Engineering Education. Conference (14th : 2003 : RMIT University, Melbourne, Vic.)

Publisher

Australasian Association for Engineering Education

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