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This book explores information literacy and ICT skills education from the point of view of social and political theory. The author incorporates theories to argue why the idea of information literacy is so important in the 21st century, and also to develop teaching strategies to this end. He argues that only through expanding the range of information literacy education taking it beyond just formal school and university education and into homes, friendship networks and workplaces can an effective educational response to information technology in the 21st century be constructed.

About the Author

Andrew Whitworth teaches ICT and information literacy at Manchester University, UK.

Table of Contents

PART 1 INFORMATION AND TECHNOLOGY IN THE WORLD: Information as a resource; Valuing information; The shaping of information and technology
 
PART 2 THE IMPACT OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY: A brief history of ICT; Literacy and counter knowledge; Computer and information literacy
 
PART 3 CRITICAL THEORY: Critical social science; The colonisation of the lifeworld; How organisations affect the way we think
 
PART 4 COMBATING INFORMATION OBESITY: Information obesity and romantic understanding; From problem-based learning to transformative learning; Connecting learners and teachers to the community; Three examples

Product Details

ISBN:
9781843344490
Author:
Whitworth, Andrew
Publisher:
Chandos Publishing
Subject:
Reference-Bibliography and Library Science
Subject:
Library & Information Science
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Chandos Information Professional Series
Publication Date:
20090331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
252
Dimensions:
9.2 x 6.2 x 0.6 in

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