Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Barbara Fister basically defines the life skills model of IL

Just go read it. It's brilliant.

And then go read The Myth of Information Literacy again. It's also brilliant.

And I can't for the life of me see how a single approach to information literacy or composition could possibly contain both. If, as Barbara says, wanting students "to learn skills they can use after college" is in opposition to "providing a 'service' to other departments" so that students can "survive college"--or, more charitably, develop as apprentice scholars--then what is really going on with undergraduate curricula in general, let alone information literacy?

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