This study guide will help education students to locate, evaluate and make effective use of information, from what appears to be a growing and bewildering variety of sources. Both in and out of university, students are faced with increasingly diverse information choices. This book presents a practical and step-by-step approach to each of the six main skills which underpin information literacy. It also provides appropriate practical and reflective tasks, worked examples and top tips to help education students assess and develop their capacity to use information effectively, particularly in the planning and preparation of their course work.
Lloyd has spent over thirty years in secondary, tertiary and higher education, as a teacher, lecturer, researcher, course tutor and learning advisor. His most recent post has been Learning Support Co-ordinator at Bishop Grosseteste University College in Lincoln. Heather McBryde-Wilding is the Academic Support Manager for the School of Education at the University of Northampton. She is based in the Department of Information Services, which is a converged library and IT service.
Information skills in context Recognising the need for information Information seeking strategies Locating and accessing information Evaluating information Presenting information in appropriate formats Self-reflection and self-assessment Conclusion