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The Enquiring Minds Project at Staffordshire University: Integrating Information Literacy into the Curriculum and Assessment

PUTTICK, Keith and POPE, Alison and WALTON, Geoffrey (2010) The Enquiring Minds Project at Staffordshire University: Integrating Information Literacy into the Curriculum and Assessment. Legal Information Management (Cambridge University Press), 10 (2). pp. 104-108. ISSN 1472-6696

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The article discusses the work of the Enquiring Minds team at Staffordshire University (part of the Institute of Industrial Law), with a particular focus on information literacy principles and requirements, and the relevance of IL in helping students improve their research skills. Among other things, consideration is given to the need to give students effective opportunities to undertake legal research projects and to deploy their skills, for example in small group project work, and in some cases articles and other published work, as contributions to the 'knowledge pool' which teaching and learning programmes can draw upon. The article discusses approaches to embedding information literacy principles and standards in teaching and learning programmes, modules' learning outcomes, and assessment systems.

Themes in the article are developed further as part of the author's work in K. Puttick ‘Enquiring Minds and the Role of Information Literacy in the Design, Management and Assessment of Student Research Tasks' (chapter 5)in A.Pope and G.Walton (eds) ‘Information Literacy: Infiltrating the Curriculum, Challenging Minds’, Oxford: Chandos, 2010.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Like other Cambridge University Press articles that are part of Cambridge Journals On-Line, the article is readily accessible: DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1472669610000411
Subjects: M200 Law by Topic
Faculty: Previous Faculty of Business, Education and Law > Law
Depositing User: Keith PUTTICK
Date Deposited: 16 Sep 2013 15:18
Last Modified: 16 Sep 2013 15:18
URI: http://eprints.staffs.ac.uk/id/eprint/1508

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