Information literacy and liberal education: from Google to scholarly sources
Information literacy is a fundamental literacy which underlies all other disciplines and is interdisciplinary in nature – much like a liberal education itself. In this chapter, students’ struggles with certain threshold concepts in information literacy are explored, with possible solutions. In today’s age of information overload and fake news, information literacy and the critical thinking that goes along with it is more important than ever for students to acquire, not only for academics but for life.
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Research skills for students , Liberal education , Threshold concepts , Lifelong learning , Google searching
MacKay, D. B., & Eva, N. C. (2019). Information literacy and liberal education: From Google to scholarly sources. In R. Land & J. Timmermans (Eds.), Threshold concepts on the edge. (pp. 229-237).Brill. https://doi.org/10.1163/9789004419971_016