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Ways of Experiencing Information Literacy

Making the Case for a Relational Approach

This book has two aims: firstly to present an investigation into information literacy by looking at how people engage with information to accomplish tasks or solve problems in personal, academic and professional contexts (also known as the relational approach). This view of information literacy illustrates a learner-centred perspective that will be of interest to educators who wish to go beyond the teaching of information skills. The second aim of this book is to illustrate how the relational approach can be used as an investigative framework. As a detailed account of a relational study, this book will appeal to researchers interested in using the relational framework to examine pedagogical experiences from the learner’s perspective.

Paperback, 240 Pages

Published: August 2012

Imprint: Chandos Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-84334-680-7


  • A useful contribution to IL research and of value to those wishing to pursue similar research in this field., Journal of Information Literacy
    This is a highly competent book, well written and based on meticulous research., Library Review


  • Introduction: Who this book is for and how to use it; The relational approach explained; How the relational approach was employed in this research; The multiple-context relational approach generated by the empirical research; Individual stories; Conclusion.


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