Developing information literacy skills of the 6th grade students using the Big6 model

Baji, Fatima and Bigdeli, Zahed and Parsa, Abdullah and Haeusler, Carole (2018) Developing information literacy skills of the 6th grade students using the Big6 model. Malaysain Journal of Library & Information Science, 23 (1). pp. 1-15.


The Big6 model is a systematic approach to information problem-solving that relies upon critical thinking skills. It is the most used model for information literacy instruction in schools worldwide. Since there is a lack of information literacy skills instruction in the educational system of Iran, especially in primary schools, this research evaluates an information literacy intervention in the Iranian 6 th grade science classroom. The study employs a mixed-method explanatory design using a true experimental method with pre-test and post-tests. The qualitative phase investigated the experiences and perceptions of the experimental group. Results show that integrating the Big6 model into the primary science curriculum helps the students to improve their information literacy skills as well as gain a deeper understanding of the research process. Overall, the research contributes evidence to show the effectiveness of a collaborative teaching approach in information literacy instruction. This approach promotes positive attitudes among students towards the school library and the school librarian's role in the educational process.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Restricted access to published version in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Teacher Education and Early Childhood
Date Deposited: 24 May 2018 04:32
Last Modified: 29 May 2018 01:08
Uncontrolled Keywords: information literacy instruction; K-12; information literacy curriculum; primary science curriculum; The Big6 Model
Fields of Research : 08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0807 Library and Information Studies > 080799 Library and Information Studies not elsewhere classified
13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130105 Primary Education (excl. Maori)
13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130212 Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
Identification Number or DOI: doi:10.22452/mjlis.vol23no1.1

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