Information literacy, higher education and lifelong learning: definition and description

Information literacy, higher education and lifelong learning: definition and description. Jurnal PPM, 3. pp. 1-11. ISSN 1823-6308 (2009)


Lifelong learning is the development of human potential through a continuously supportive process which stimulates and empowers individuals to acquire all the knowledge, values, skills, and understanding they will require throughout their lifetimes and to applv them with confidence, creativity and enjoyment in all roles, circumstances, and environments. Equallv important is information literacy, which is referred to as the ability to locate, evaluate, manage, use and communicate information effectively for various purposes. This paper discusses the concept of lifelong learning, information literacy and higher education. Today 's higher education requires students to be learners who create their own knowledge by interacting with information from a variety of sources. This from of learning requires students to become effective users of information regardless of its format. They must learn skills for searching, retrieval, evaluation and use of the growing body of information and knowledge. Higher education should be self-directed to inculcate independent learners who would be prepared to be lifelong learners.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Lifelong learning, Information literacy, Independent learning, Higher education
Taxonomy: By Subject > Information Management > Information Resource
By Subject > Information Management > Library Science
Local Content Hub: Subjects > Information Management
Depositing User: Muhammad Azrul Ayob
Date Deposited: 06 Oct 2022 04:11
Last Modified: 06 Oct 2022 04:11
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