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|Title: ||Debating Credibility: The Shaping of Information Literacies in Upper Secondary School|
|Authors: ||Francke, Helena|
|Department: ||University of Borås. Swedish School of Library and Information Science|
|Issue Date: ||2011|
|Journal Title: ||Journal of Documentation|
|Media type: ||text|
|Publication type: ||article, peer reviewed scientific|
upper secondary school
|Subject Category: ||Subject categories::Social Sciences::Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified::Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified|
|Research Group: ||LinCS|
|Area of Research: ||Informationskompetens|
|Strategic Research Area: ||Library and information science|
|Abstract: ||Purpose - The article concerns information literacies in an environment characterised by the two partly competing and contradictory cultures of print and digital. The aim is to provide a better understanding of the ways in which students assess the credibility of sources they use in school, with a particular interest in how they treat participatory genres.
Design/methodology/approach - An ethnographic study of a school class’s project work was conducted through observations, interviews, and log books in blog form. The analysis was influenced by a socio-cultural perspective.
Findings - The study provides increased empirically based understanding of students’ information literacy practices. Four non-exclusive approaches to credibility stemming from control, balance, commitment, and multiplicity were identified.
Originality/value - The study adds to the understanding of how credibility is assessed in school environments with a particular focus on how digital and participatory genres are treated.|
|Sponsorship: ||Swedish Research Council, dnr 2007-3399|
|Appears in Collections:||Artiklar och rapporter / Articles and reports (BHS)|
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