The reflective information literacy educator
PDF

Keywords

Information literacy
professional development
reflective practice
critical theory

How to Cite

Whitworth, A. (2012). The reflective information literacy educator. Nordic Journal of Information Literacy in Higher Education, 4(1). https://doi.org/10.15845/noril.v4i1.151

Abstract

The shift in perception, from librarians as providers of information to librarians as educators in the effective use of information, requires the profession to become aware of differing approaches to the development of teaching and of the professional consciousness of educators: also of the way certain forms of teaching and CPD are privileged over others within higher education institutions, and why. This paper reports on and synthesises a range of theoretical works in this area, to explain how becoming an effective information literacy educator requires not just an awareness of practice, but developing it, through a continous interaction between theory and practice. The librarian-as-educator must engage in professional development practices which, ultimately, require the continuous questioning of the very foundations of IL, and work actively towards raising awareness of these processes throughout their institutions.
https://doi.org/10.15845/noril.v4i1.151
PDF

Copyright (c) 2012 Andrew Whitworth

Creative Commons License

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 International License.

The copyright for articles in this journal are retained by the author(s). First publication rights are granted to the journal. By virtue of their apperance in this open access journal, articles are free to be used with proper attribution in educational and other non-commercial settings. Authors also extend to the Editors the right to redistribute their articles via other scholarly resources and bibliographic databases at their discretion. This extension allows the authors' copyrighted content to be included in some databases that are distributed and maintained by for-profit companies.

Creative Commons License This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 4.0 Unported License.

Bergen Open Access Publishing