TITLE

Information Literacy Makes all the Wrong Assumptions

AUTHOR(S)
Wilder, Stanley
PUB. DATE
July 2005
SOURCE
Literacy & Numeracy Studies;2005, Vol. 14 Issue 1, p69
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reprints the paper "Information Literacy Makes all the Wrong Assumptions," which was published in the "Chronicle of Higher Education." The paper is a critique of information literacy as a reinvention of the educational function of the academic library, which rests on false assumptions. An alternative approach would be to cast students not as information seekers, but as apprentices engaged in a continuous cycle of reading and writing. Much of what academic libraries already do would fit neatly within that approach.
ACCESSION #
20092012

 

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