Written by noted Australian learning theorist Christine S. Bruce, it provides a unique perspective on helping students become successful learners in fluid and fast moving information environments. The work is essential reading across higher education for those interested in learning theory and the teaching of information use.
In answering the question “What should we teach and how, so that our students will use information successfully, creatively and responsibly in their journey as lifelong learners,” Bruce has created a powerful and extensive examination of how information literacy and disciplinary learning can coexist. The framework for what Bruce terms “informed learning” will enable professors, teachers, librarians, researchers and researcher-librarians to work together in a responsive way to help students discover, process and use information.
Bruce is professor in the Faculty of Information Technology at Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia, and the author of numerous works on learning and information. Her previous titles include “The Seven Faces of Information Literacy” (1997), “Transforming IT Education: Promoting a Culture of Excellence” (with C. Mohay, G. Smith, G. Stoodley, and R. Tweedale, 2000) and “Information Literacy Around the World: Advances in Programs and Research” (with P.C. Candy, Charles Sturt, 2000).
“Informed Learning” is available for purchase through the ALA Online Store (http://www.alastore.ala.org) and by telephone order at (866) 746-7252 in the U.S. or (770) 442-8633 for international customers.
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