Can information literacy motivate students to become global citizens?

Antonesa, Mary (2007) Can information literacy motivate students to become global citizens? Sconul Focus (42). pp. 28-30.

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Can information literacy (IL) help students to become global citizens? Contemporary citizenship encompasses a wide range of political, civil, social and cultural rights and responsibilities. Formal education is becoming more aware of this and of the need to equip students with the skills they need to exercise their rights and responsibilities in their workplace and beyond. This article will briefly reflect on the nature of these concepts and on their place in higher education. Higher education institutions are no longer producing 'graduates' and are instead expected to produce lifelong learning global citizens. Learning is not complete on graduation. Rather it is hoped and expected that learning is a lifelong practice related not only to a career but also to the wider experiences of life and living.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Information literacy; Information skills; citizenship; global citizens; lifelong learning; economics; education;
Academic Unit: University Library
Item ID: 973
Depositing User: Mary Antonesa
Date Deposited: 12 May 2008
Journal or Publication Title: Sconul Focus
Publisher: Sconul
Refereed: Yes

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