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Paula Booke and Todd J. Wiebe

students capable of navigating and understanding the new digital environment, information literacy (IL) must become a central component of teaching students to be informed consumers in elections. IL is assumed to improve the effectiveness of student

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Stephen Thornton

Information literacy, the concept most associated with inculcating the attributes necessary to behave in a strategic, thoughtful and ethical manner in the face of a superfluity of information, has been part of the information specialist scene for many years. As the United Kingdom’s QAA benchmark statements for Politics and International Relations highlight, many of the competences associated with this concept are vital in the honourable struggle to become a successful graduate of those disciplines. This article presents a longitudinal study of a survey used to expose the information literacy levels of two groups of first-year Politics/IR students at a British university and, using the logic of ‘most similar design’, make informed inferences about the level of students’ information literacy on coming into tertiary education.

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Penny Welch and Susan Wright

In this issue of Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, academics from Denmark, Chile, the United States and the United Kingdom analyse capacity-building projects between European and African universities, the experiences of mobile academics returning to their home country, the role of tutors on international interdisciplinary MA programmes, the contemporary relevance of classical and medieval approaches to education and levels of information literacy among undergraduates.

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Penny Welch and Susan Wright

-experiment that involved embedding a librarian into one group taking an introductory U.S. politics course. The subject specialist and the librarian were both involved in designing the course assignments and the librarian ran the information literacy training. The

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Jennifer Dodge, Richard Holtzman, Merlijn van Hulst, and Dvora Yanow

, information literacy, data analysis and communication) cannot be served up by instructors and consumed by students. These must be practised. But how can practices be taught? Perhaps the answer lies in an instructional approach derived from and grounded in the

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Mixed Message Media

Girls’ Voices and Civic Engagement in Student Journalism

Piotr S. Bobkowski and Genelle I. Belmas

Journalists .” Pp. 191 – 200 in Media and Information Literacy and Intercultural Dialogue Yearbook 2014 , ed. Sherri Hope Culver and Paulette Kerr . Göteborg, Sweden : NORDICOM . Lee , Jihyun . 2013 . “ Can Writing Attitudes and Learning Behavior

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“I Was Not Willing to Risk my Hajj”

Information Coping Strategies of Hajj Pilgrims

Nadia Caidi

Independent . Retrieved from . Lloyd , Annemaree . 2006 . “ Information Literacy Landscapes: An Emerging Picture .” Journal of Documentation 62

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Inside the global teaching machine

MOOCs, academic labour and the future of the university

Michael A. Peters

. Peters , M.A. ( 2003 ) ‘ Technologising pedagogy: the Internet, nihilism and phenomenology of learning ’, Studies in Media & Information Literacy Education 3 , no. 1 . Peters , M.A. ( 2006 ) ‘ Towards philosophy of technology in education