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Title: Empowering 8 in practice: information literacy programme for law undergraduates revisited
Authors: Wijetunge, Pradeepa
Manatunge, Kalpana
Keywords: Empowering 8;Information literacy;Sri Lanka;Law students;First-year undergraduates
Issue Date: Mar-2014
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to review an information literacy programme offered for undergraduates in a Faculty of Law in Sri Lanka. Constructive Alignment Theory of Biggs (2002) and the Empowering 8 Information Literacy Model were used to design the programme. Effectiveness of the programme was measured by comparing the pre and post test marks of the students, and the feedback of the students and staff. It was determined that by following the programme, the students received declarative knowledge on a variety of tools and techniques required to become successful in an academic environment. Library and faculty members gained first hand insights into the strengths and weaknesses of the information usage of the students and understanding the reasons for the weaknesses so that they could address the issues appropriately. It also determined that, several critical success factors, other than an appropriate curriculum, are essential for an IL programme to thrive. The programme is unique since it is the first evident IL programme designed and delivered in Sri Lanka using an IL model.
Page(s): 24-32
ISSN: 0975-2404 (Online); 0972-5423 (Print)
Appears in Collections:ALIS Vol.61(1) [March 2014]

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