Pathways into Information Literacy and Communities of Practice: Teaching Approaches and Case Studies considers the specific information literacy needs of communities of practice. As such, the book fills a gap in the literature, which has treated information literacy extensively, but has not applied it to the area of communities of practice. Since every community of practice generates, seeks, retrieves, and uses resources and sources related to the cognitive structure being researched or studied, and the tasks being performed, the need arises to undertake studies focused on real user communities, especially at a graduate level.
This edited collection presents contributions from an international perspective on this key topic in library and information science. Contributions are arranged into two sections, the first exploring teaching and learning processes, and the second presenting case studies in communities of practice, including, but not limited to, health, research environments, college students, and higher education.
- Focuses on communities of practice, including health, research, and higher education and their distinct information needs
- Includes chapters from an international and experienced set of contributors
- Presents an interdisciplinary perspective on the topic
Part I: Perspectives on Information Literacy Teaching
Chapter 1. Information Literacy and Critical Thinking: Context and Practice
Chapter 2. Inquiry Learning: A Pedagogical and Curriculum Framework for Information Literacy
Chapter 3. Information Literacy and Flipped Learning
Chapter 4. Inclusion of Information Literacy in the Curriculum Through Learning Communities and Action Research
Chapter 5. The Scoring Rubric for Information Literacy as a Tool for Learning
Part II: On Information Literacy Programs
Chapter 6. The Relevance of Communicative Competence in the Context of Information Literacy Programs
Chapter 7. Information Culture and Information Literacy as a Scientific Direction and a Field of Educational Activities in Russia
Part III: Practicing Information Literacy: Academic and Scholar Contexts
Chapter 8. Toward a Community of Epistemological Practice: A Case Study of Adult Returners to Higher Education
Chapter 9. Information Literacy Requirements for Open Science
Senior Lecturer in Documentation Applied to Translation and Communication Studies at the University Jaume I of Castellón, Spain. Her main research interests are Documentation applied to Translation Studies and intercultural communication. She is a practising literary translator and heading researcher in funded R&D projects in the field of Documentation for intercultural communication and mediation.
Professor of Information Science at the University of Granada, Spain. She is an expert in the field of abstracting, knowledge representation and data quality management. She has published several books, chapters and papers on these topics. Also, she is the heading researcher of diverse R&D projects on abstracting and e-learning portals in the context of information literacy.