Pedagogical and learning strategies for promoting internet information literacy in Singapore secondary school students

Lim, Poh Gek (Julie) (2005) Pedagogical and learning strategies for promoting internet information literacy in Singapore secondary school students. International Journal of Pedagogies and Learning, 1 (3). pp. 30-43. ISSN 1833-4105

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Abstract

Internet information literacy has the potential to open the whole world of knowledge to easy access and use. Computer literacy and Internet readiness alone do not empower the learner to capitalise on the use of the Internet to acquire useful knowledge. Without information literacy, the learner would be overwhelmed not only by the information overload but also by being confronted with the amount of unreliable information posted on the Internet. Therefore this paper looks at how the Internet age might influence the ways that students learn and how to capitalise on it to prepare those students for the digital world of today and how to be empowered for the future challenges of the increasing complexities of tomorrow. The findings indicate that the integration of discipline-specific Internet information literacy into the curriculum is essential before we can enhance student learning using the Internet for resource-based learning. It is also to equip them with relevant information management skills and the ability to learn independently. These are fundamental skills required to become emerging lifelong learners in the midst of an information explosion so as to be able to meet the challenges of the 21st century and the knowledge economy.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Author retains copyright.
Depositing User: ePrints Administrator
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Education
Date Deposited: 22 Mar 2010 03:10
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 23:43
Uncontrolled Keywords: Internet; information literacy; Singapore education
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0807 Library and Information Studies > 080703 Human Information Behaviour
13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130106 Secondary Education
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9301 Learner and Learning > 930101 Learner and Learning Achievement
C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9301 Learner and Learning > 930199 Learner and Learning not elsewhere classified
Identification Number or DOI: doi: 10.5555/ijpl.1.3.30
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/7142

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