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Debating credibility: The shaping of information literacies in upper secondary schools

Francke, Helena LU ; Sundin, Olof LU and Limberg, Louise (2011) In Journal of Documentation 67(4). p.675-694
Abstract (Swedish)
Abstract in Undetermined

Purpose – The article concerns information literacies in an environment characterised by the two partly competing and contradictory cultures of print and digital. The aim of the paper is to provide a better understanding of the ways in which students assess the credibility of sources they use in school, with a particular interest in how they treat participatory genres.



Design/methodology/approach – An ethnographic study of a school class's project work was conducted through observations, interviews, and log books in blog form. The analysis was influenced by a socio-cultural perspective.



Findings – The study provides increased empirically based understanding of... (More)
Abstract in Undetermined

Purpose – The article concerns information literacies in an environment characterised by the two partly competing and contradictory cultures of print and digital. The aim of the paper is to provide a better understanding of the ways in which students assess the credibility of sources they use in school, with a particular interest in how they treat participatory genres.



Design/methodology/approach – An ethnographic study of a school class's project work was conducted through observations, interviews, and log books in blog form. The analysis was influenced by a socio-cultural perspective.



Findings – The study provides increased empirically based understanding of students' information literacy practices. Four non-exclusive approaches to credibility stemming from control, balance, commitment, and multiplicity were identified.



Originality/value – The study adds to the understanding of how credibility is assessed in school environments with a particular focus on how digital and participatory genres are treated. (Less)
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keywords
Credibility, Information literacy, Students, Socio-cultural perspective, Participatory media, Upper secondary school
in
Journal of Documentation
volume
67
issue
4
pages
675 - 694
publisher
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
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  • wos:000294831600006
  • scopus:79960643564
ISSN
0022-0418
DOI
10.1108/00220411111145043
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English
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Purpose – The article concerns information literacies in an environment characterised by the two partly competing and contradictory cultures of print and digital. The aim of the paper is to provide a better understanding of the ways in which students assess the credibility of sources they use in school, with a particular interest in how they treat participatory genres.<br/><br>
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Design/methodology/approach – An ethnographic study of a school class's project work was conducted through observations, interviews, and log books in blog form. The analysis was influenced by a socio-cultural perspective.<br/><br>
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Findings – The study provides increased empirically based understanding of students' information literacy practices. Four non-exclusive approaches to credibility stemming from control, balance, commitment, and multiplicity were identified.<br/><br>
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Originality/value – The study adds to the understanding of how credibility is assessed in school environments with a particular focus on how digital and participatory genres are treated.},
  author       = {Francke, Helena and Sundin, Olof and Limberg, Louise},
  issn         = {0022-0418},
  keyword      = {Credibility,Information literacy,Students,Socio-cultural perspective,Participatory media,Upper secondary school},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {4},
  pages        = {675--694},
  publisher    = {Emerald Group Publishing Limited},
  series       = {Journal of Documentation},
  title        = {Debating credibility: The shaping of information literacies in upper secondary schools},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/00220411111145043},
  volume       = {67},
  year         = {2011},
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