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Information Obesity

1st Edition - February 28, 2009

Author: Andrew Whitworth

Language: English
Paperback ISBN:
9 7 8 - 1 - 8 4 3 3 4 - 4 4 9 - 0
eBook ISBN:
9 7 8 - 1 - 7 8 0 6 3 - 0 0 4 - 5

An exploration of information literacy and ICT skills education from the point of view of social and political theory. The author incorporates theories to argue why the idea of… Read more

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An exploration of information literacy and ICT skills education from the point of view of social and political theory. The author incorporates theories to argue why the idea of information literacy is so important in the 21st century, and also to develop teaching strategies to this end. The book argues that only through expanding the range of information literacy education taking it beyond just formal school and university education and into homes, friendship networks and workplaces can we construct an effective educational response to information technology in the 21st century. Information literacy includes, but transcends, ICT skills and ultimately is about being politically, socially and communicatively competent in an information society.