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From Information Literacy to Social Epistemology

Insights from Psychology

1st Edition - June 8, 2016

Authors: Anthony Anderson, Bill Johnston

Language: English
Paperback ISBN:
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From Information Literacy to Social Epistemology: Insights from Psychology focuses on information and the ways in which information literacy relates to critical thinking in educat… Read more

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From Information Literacy to Social Epistemology: Insights from Psychology

focuses on information and the ways in which information literacy relates to critical thinking in education, the workplace, and in our social life.

The broad context for our interest is the development in internet technologies often characterised by terms like the ‘digital age’, leading to questions of digital participation, digital divides, and the role of thinking in the information society.

In short, to what extent is the ‘digital age’ engendering changes in learning directed towards the better use of information, and in addition, encouraging or even requiring improvements in critical thinking?