A Case Study Examining the Transfer of Information Literacy Across Subjects in Hong Kong Primary Schools
Ning Kon-ying, Ho Ming Primary School, Hong Kong ; David M Kennedy, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Vienna, Austria ISBN 978-1-880094-65-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
In different countries, Information Literacy (IL) is taught by class teachers in different subjects and also by librarians. However, in Hong Kong primary schools, IL is only taught by teachers of the subject Computer and General Studies. This paper reports a case study that investigated students’ IL and how well they transferred IL skills across subjects to solve problems. A mixed method research was adopted involving an IL test, class observation, questionnaire and interviews. Analysis of the data suggests that students have poor IL skills, the role of IL as a separate subject is not supported, students have positive attitudes towards problems; IL does not transfer well to other subject domains; and greater than 50% of students and all teachers perceive that more computer lessons in a computer laboratory can enhance the development of students’ IL skills.
Kon-ying, N. & Kennedy, D.M. (2008). A Case Study Examining the Transfer of Information Literacy Across Subjects in Hong Kong Primary Schools. In J. Luca & E. Weippl (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2008--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 166-174). Vienna, Austria: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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