Information literacy abilities in ESL classrooms

Azwan Shaiza Nizam, and Normazidah Che Musa, and Wahiza Wahi, (2010) Information literacy abilities in ESL classrooms. AJTLHE: ASEAN Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2 (1). pp. 52-65. ISSN 1985-5826


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Recent advancements in information and communication technologies have directly affected education, as it requires learners to be more information literate to achieve academic success. Information literacy (IL), defined as the “ability to access, evaluate and use information from a variety of sources” (ANZIIL Framework, 2004, p.3) is seen as a prerequisite for achieving learners’ purposes and goals. This article reports on a study of IL abilities of ten university students as they worked on their English Language class assignments. We evaluated these abilities through document analysis, a student questionnaire, and interviews with three teachers who taught these students. The results show the effect of students’ level of English Language proficiency on their IL abilities. These findings suggest the need for English Language classes to provide more opportunities and guidance for these learners to become more competent and independent information users

Item Type:Article
Keywords:information literacy; ESL learning; higher education
Journal:Asian Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
ID Code:1496
Deposited By: Ms. Nor Ilya Othman
Deposited On:24 May 2011 08:18
Last Modified:14 Dec 2016 06:29

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