Presentation Title

Across the Undergraduate Curricula: Immigrant Students' Difficulties with Information Literacy

Location

Room 217

Type of Presentation

Individual paper/presentation (20 minute presentation)

Target Audience

Higher Education

Abstract

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Presentation Description

Little research has investigated the various types of academic literacy’s, including information literacy, and contexts in which these literacy’s are situated across the curriculum, that immigrant students encounter at the university. To understand how immigrant students negotiated information literacy across the undergraduate curriculum, the types of information literacy genres and tasks that were included in the academic contexts students negotiated, the challenges students faced in completing the information literacy tasks they encountered across the undergraduate curriculum, and the strategies they utilized to overcome these challenges, a multiple case study was carried out. This presentation showcases the results of this multiple cross-case study of the information literacy of three immigrant student participants and the information literacy they negotiated in contexts such as business, freshman composition, and biology. In addition, the presentation will include a discussion of the difficulties the participants faced with information literacy, the strategies they utilized to overcome the difficulties, and the contexts they negotiated across the curriculum.

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Sep 23rd, 1:15 PM Sep 23rd, 1:45 PM

Across the Undergraduate Curricula: Immigrant Students' Difficulties with Information Literacy

Room 217

See presentation description.