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Practising Information Literacy by Sanna Talja, Annemaree Lloyd

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Chapter 9

Teacher trainees of the Internet Age: Changing conceptions of information literacy instruction?

Mikko Tanni

The development of information and communication technologies (ICT), especially the Internet, has caused continuous change in the media and information environment and challenged the very basic practices of schooling. The challenges faced by schools have been addressed from various theoretical perspectives in literacy research, including the new literacies (Kuiper, Volman & Terwel 2005; Lankshear & Knobel 2003, 2007; Leu et al. 2004) and information literacy (Bruce 2008; Henri & Asselin 2005; Moore 2002). The new literacies perspective emphasizes how we, as members of social and cultural groups such as students and teachers, ...

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