Information literacy: culturally and linguistically diverse postgraduate students and their needs

Harmes, Marcus K. and Harmes, Barbara (2018) Information literacy: culturally and linguistically diverse postgraduate students and their needs. In: Postgraduate education in higher education. University Development and Administration. Springer Nature, Singapore, pp. 133-150. ISBN 978-981-10-5247-7


This chapter brings together two important elements of research at the doctoral level: information literacy (IL) and culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD)
students. Having answered the question: ‘What is information literacy?’ the chapter explains that IL encompasses the most effective way to negotiate complex
information sources and modes of study. The linkage between information, learning, scholarship and research is integral to successful postgraduate study. Focusing on both the need for IL and the best ways to deliver this support, the
chapter provides a model for inculcating IL into the learning experience of CALD HDR students. The chapter’s focus on established practices at a regional university
demonstrates the efficacy of providing students with targeted and specific support. It is also particularly pertinent for staff and students at a newly
established university and this is one of the chapter’s most important aspects. It describes the use of different methodologies (face-to-face and online learning
support; workshops and seminars) and personnel (lecturers, library staff, supervisors and a learning support academic who is available on site for students). Importantly, as a way to validate the model, its effectiveness is underlined by providing the results of data collected from students.

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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Open Access College
Date Deposited: 06 Aug 2018 02:40
Last Modified: 07 Feb 2019 05:48
Uncontrolled Keywords: information literacy; culturally and linguistically diverse; higher degree by Research; phenomenography; methodologies
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130309 Learning Sciences
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1007/978-981-10-0468-1_37-1

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