Information literacy research: the evolution of the relational approach

Gunton, Lyndelle ORCID: and Bruce, Christine and Davis, Kate (2016) Information literacy research: the evolution of the relational approach. In: Professional development and workplace learning: concepts, methodologies, tools, and applications. IGI Global, Hershey, PA, United States, pp. 1943-1963. ISBN 9781466686328


Information literacy is an issue of growing global concern. Amidst changing technologies, our information worlds intersect with all aspects of our lives. This chapter introduces the relational approach to information literacy, its evolution, application in contemporary research, and emerging directions. It presents the approach, as introduced by Australian researchers, as an integration of experiential, contextual, and transformational perspectives. The chapter first reflects on the wider information literacy domain and then addresses the development of the relational approach, its fundamental elements and characteristics, as well as its adoption in key contexts. The chapter also explores significant studies that have contributed to its evolution and considers the impact of the development of the relational framework and related research. The chapter concludes with a focus on new directions emerging from the relational understanding of information literacy.

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Additional Information: Permanent restricted access to Published chapter, in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. This chapter has also been published in Library and Information Science Research in Asia-Oceania: Theory and Practice - ePrint: 33381. © 2016 by IGI Global. All rights reserved.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Academic Division - Library
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Academic Division - Library
Date Deposited: 21 Mar 2018 01:38
Last Modified: 13 Nov 2020 04:50
Uncontrolled Keywords: information literacy, relational approach
Fields of Research (2008): 08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0807 Library and Information Studies > 080799 Library and Information Studies not elsewhere classified
Fields of Research (2020): 46 INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES > 4610 Library and information studies > 461099 Library and information studies not elsewhere classified

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