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ERIC Number: EJ1206258
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1925-0746
The Perceptions of Information Literacy by Students in English Language Departments: A Comparative Study
Tosuncuoglu, Irfan; Küçükler, Halil
World Journal of Education, v9 n1 p125-134 2019
Information literacy is a fundamental component of the educational process. One of the most essential considerations involved in the course of providing effective education to students, is the need to instil in them the need to be aware of the information and facts that most impact their own lives and the societies in which they live. Information literacy includes accessing the essential pieces of information that are necessary for the purpose of functioning as a fully informed adult in a democratic society. When these statements are considered within the scope of education and foreign or second language teaching, it is apparent that teachers need to be information literates since they are the ones who transfer information or show the way towards it. In order to find out the Information literacy levels of the students of two state universities in Turkey, a survey was conducted in the study. The participants were the students of the English Language and Literature departments of these universities. As one of universities prefers to remain anonymous, we called them University 1 and 2 in the study. University 1 had 50 participants and University 2 had 47, so there were a total of 97 participants in the survey. Descriptive research design was used in this research. The two universities were compared, from the point of view of information literacy awareness in the study, and some differences were found. For further studies, many more universities can be included in order to obtain a more general and common conclusions.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey