Information literacy skills of undergraduate medical radiation students

Shanahan, M 2007, 'Information literacy skills of undergraduate medical radiation students', Radiography, vol. 13, pp. 187-196.


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Title Information literacy skills of undergraduate medical radiation students
Author(s) Shanahan, M
Year 2007
Journal name Radiography
Volume number 13
Start page 187
End page 196
Total pages 10
Publisher W.B. Saunders Co. Ltd.
Abstract Undergraduate education is undergoing a shift away from the traditional transmission of a fixed body of knowledge to a learning approach where the emphasis is on supporting learners to learn. Central to this change is recognition that undergraduate education programmes should aim to develop independent learners who become effective lifelong learning practitioners. Successful independent learning as an undergraduate student or as a lifelong learner requires the learner to have well developed information literacy skills. An Online Electronic Information Skills (OEIS) intervention was designed to develop the information literacy skills in a cohort of second year undergraduate radiography students. An evaluation focused on learning outcomes was used to provide evidence of development of information literacy within the undergraduate course. The evaluation clearly demonstrated substantial skill development in students' ability to access scholarly information in their discipline area. The reported continued use of database searching by this cohort of students seven months after the OEIS intervention provides evidence that they are continuing to access and use scholarly information, information literacy skills necessary for their future work context.
Subject Medicine, Nursing and Health Curriculum and Pedagogy
DOI - identifier 10.1016/j.radi.2006.01.012
ISSN 1078-8174
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