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Information and Digital Literacy – a new postgraduate module for 2016 at Northumbria University



The Information Literacy Group’s LIS rep, Dr Geoff Walton, has sent us details of a new information and digital literacy module being offered at Northumbria University from this September.


A new module for a new programme – MSC Information Science (Library Management) at Northumbria University, starting this September.

This new module will enable postgraduate students to learn about information and digital literacy and how to teach these vital 21st Century capabilities.

This module will cover:

• A history of information and digital literacy
• Models of information and digital literacy
• Learning theories
• Information and digital literacy and pedagogy/teaching skills in context
• User needs analysis
• Collection development
• Liaison and advocacy for information literacy

The assessment will include the designing of a learning and teaching intervention (in a chosen setting) which will be based upon a robust user needs analysis.
It will also include a justification of the approach including a critical overview of information and digital literacy models and associated learning and teaching interventions.

Additionally, it will include a discussion of how collection development supports this intervention and what liaison or advocacy techniques should be embedded in the approach as part of a triangulated service delivery.

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