Developing Critical Information Literacy in Teacher Candidates
Catherine Collier, University at Buffalo, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in San Antonio, Texas, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-61-7 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
Despite their diverse learning styles and levels of preparation, the students in this qualitative study successfully engaged in a culminating, masters-degree research experience. According to student performance data and exit statements, modifications to traditional instruction and close collaboration between the librarian, instructors, and others were effective with non-traditional students to develop critical information literacy as the foundation of the research process. Technology played an important role in accommodating diverse learning styles and in providing timely feedback to students with regard to scholarly writing, use of publishing conventions, and use of online resources.
Collier, C. (2007). Developing Critical Information Literacy in Teacher Candidates. In R. Carlsen, K. McFerrin, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2007--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 1263-1269). San Antonio, Texas, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).