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McPherson, K. (2008). Shaping Global Criticality with School Libraries

Abstract: This article reviews the unique online learning contexts and content in which Net Generation students are currently engaging, and challenges school libraries to take a different approach to literacy instruction. More specifically, it explores the role that school libraries can play in developing information literacy curriculum that enables students to cope with rapid changes in multimodal forms of communication, while fostering critical thinking skills that offset students’ risky online surfing behaviours. Current research supporting the incorporation of a multiliteracies pedagogy in school library curriculum is examined and practical activities are described.

Subject categories: Information literacy, information processing models (10), Information sources and services (11), Role issues (20)

Abstract submitted by Janice Newsum, Florida State University

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