Embedding a curriculum-based information literacy programme at the University of Bedfordshire

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/336260
Title:
Embedding a curriculum-based information literacy programme at the University of Bedfordshire
Authors:
Robertson, Averil; McMurray, Isabella; Ingram, Joanne; Roberts, Patricia Isobel
Abstract:
This article describes the development of an information literacy programme that was embedded into the Psychology curriculum during 2007-2008. The programme was a collaboration between a faculty librarian and the Department of Psychology and utilized a blended learning approach along with a variety of teaching and assessment methods. This paper also reports on the initial findings from an ongoing evaluation assessing the impact of the programme on students' learning and information skills development. There had been an acknowledgement within the Department of Psychology and at broader University level of the importance of supporting students' and graduates' employability. Indeed, when the University undertook a curriculum redesign in 2008 (known as CRe8) the University recognized that 'there are four core skills areas at the core of 'graduateness' and employability that the University expects all courses to emphasise: communication; Information literacy; Research and evaluation; and creativity and critical thinking' (University of Bedfordshire, 2009). The development and implementation of an information literacy programme was therefore aligned closely with the University's goals at that time.
Affiliation:
University of Bedfordshire
Citation:
Robertson, A., McMurray, I., Ingram, J. & Roberts, P. (2012) 'Embedding a curriculum-based information literacy programme at the University of Bedfordshire', Journal of Pedagogic Development, 2 (1), pp.4-10.
Publisher:
University of Bedfordshire
Journal:
Journal of pedagogic development
Issue Date:
Mar-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/336260
Additional Links:
http://www.beds.ac.uk/jpd/volume-2-issue-1/embedding-a-curriculum-based-information-literacy-programme-at-the-university-of-bedfordshire
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
2047-3265
Appears in Collections:
Journal of Pedagogic Development

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorRobertson, Averilen
dc.contributor.authorMcMurray, Isabellaen
dc.contributor.authorIngram, Joanneen
dc.contributor.authorRoberts, Patricia Isobelen
dc.date.accessioned2014-11-27T12:16:37Z-
dc.date.available2014-11-27T12:16:37Z-
dc.date.issued2012-03-
dc.identifier.citationRobertson, A., McMurray, I., Ingram, J. & Roberts, P. (2012) 'Embedding a curriculum-based information literacy programme at the University of Bedfordshire', Journal of Pedagogic Development, 2 (1), pp.4-10.en
dc.identifier.issn2047-3265-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/336260-
dc.description.abstractThis article describes the development of an information literacy programme that was embedded into the Psychology curriculum during 2007-2008. The programme was a collaboration between a faculty librarian and the Department of Psychology and utilized a blended learning approach along with a variety of teaching and assessment methods. This paper also reports on the initial findings from an ongoing evaluation assessing the impact of the programme on students' learning and information skills development. There had been an acknowledgement within the Department of Psychology and at broader University level of the importance of supporting students' and graduates' employability. Indeed, when the University undertook a curriculum redesign in 2008 (known as CRe8) the University recognized that 'there are four core skills areas at the core of 'graduateness' and employability that the University expects all courses to emphasise: communication; Information literacy; Research and evaluation; and creativity and critical thinking' (University of Bedfordshire, 2009). The development and implementation of an information literacy programme was therefore aligned closely with the University's goals at that time.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherUniversity of Bedfordshireen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.beds.ac.uk/jpd/volume-2-issue-1/embedding-a-curriculum-based-information-literacy-programme-at-the-university-of-bedfordshireen
dc.subjectinformation literacyen
dc.subjectpsychologyen
dc.subjectblended learningen
dc.subjectteachingen
dc.subjectassessment methoden
dc.titleEmbedding a curriculum-based information literacy programme at the University of Bedfordshireen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Bedfordshireen
dc.identifier.journalJournal of pedagogic developmenten
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