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Information literacy in bachelor programmes

Published on
January 23, 2017

The Library is developing a learning trajectory for information literacy. The trajectory aims to ensure that students from different bachelor programmes reach a similar level of information literacy (IL) at the end of their study.

We believe that students learn information skills best when teaching is tied to a specific research assignment and that we shouldn’t teach more than students need to know or will use in the first six months after the course. Ideally, students receive IL training at different moments in their bachelor programme. After each IL course, the study programme should offer enough practice to let students master the course material.

In the IL trajectory we are working with teachers and programme directors to correctly embed IL in each bachelor programme. In September 2016, we started to implement the IL learning trajectory in several bachelor programmes.

To support the learning trajectory, we developed a matrix of learning outcomes at different levels. In 2017 we will develop additional learning activities for each outcome.