Information literacy abilities in ESL classrooms

Information literacy abilities in ESL classrooms. ASEAN Journal of Teaching & Learning in Higher Education, 2 (1). pp. 52-65. ISSN 1985-5826 (2010)


Recent advancements in information and communication technologies have directly affected education, as it requires learners to be more information literate to achieve
academic success. Information literacy (IL), defined as the “ability to access, evaluate and use information from a variety of sources” (ANZIIL Framework, 2004, p.3) is seen as
a prerequisite for achieving learners’ purposes and goals. This article reports on a study of IL abilities of ten university students as they worked on their English Language class assignments. We evaluated these abilities through document analysis, a student questionnaire, and interviews with three teachers who taught these students. The results show the effect of students’ level of English Language proficiency on their IL abilities. These findings suggest the need for English Language classes to provide more
opportunities and guidance for these learners to become more competent and independent information users.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Information literacy, ESL learning, Higher education
Taxonomy: By Subject > Information Management > Information Resource
Local Content Hub: Subjects > Information Management
Depositing User: Muhammad Azrul Ayob
Date Deposited: 06 Oct 2022 04:04
Last Modified: 06 Oct 2022 04:04
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