Testing Learning Methods to Foster Information Literacy Skills

Information literacy is seen as a key competency in working and everyday life. For library and information science (LIS) students information literacy is a core competency and taught in many LIS university programs. One challenge herewith is to mediate these skills in the best way. This paper tries to answer the question, how students cope with different learning methods and to which extent they foster the learning of information literacy skills. Four learning methods were applied in a retrieval course. The paper introduces the course design and the applied methods. For the evaluation the participants filled out online surveys, one of them measured the expectation and perception rates based on the idea of the Servqual concept. The results show that specific learning methods can be appropriate for teaching information literacy skills. Yet, the implementation of the learning methods could be approved because students were not satisfied in all matters. Implementing learning methods in future courses should come with changes in the process of introducing these methods to the students and with more information about the purpose of applying these methods.

Keywords: Information literacy, Information science education, Computer-supported collaborative learning, Inquiry-based learning, Team-based learning.

Digital Society & Literacy
Location: Lecture Hall Iadera Date: May 19, 2015 Time: 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm heck Tamara Heck