TITLE

Redefining Sources as Social Acts: Genre Theory in Information Literacy Instruction

AUTHOR(S)
Burkholder, Joel M.
PUB. DATE
August 2010
SOURCE
Library Philosophy & Practice;Aug2010, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses genre theory in information literacy instruction. In her essay, Carolyn Miller defined genres as typified rhetorical actions based in recurrent events. Their full meaning reportedly depends on context and can only be understood by looking at the situation and the social context in which that situation arose. If organized by social acts done, sources are said to be more able to prepare students to live in an information-rich environment.
ACCESSION #
90226412

 

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