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Information literacy of incoming undergraduate Arts students at the University of the Western Cape: assessment of competencies and proficiencies.

King, Lizette.

Abstract:
The majority of incoming undergraduate Arts students at the University of the Western Cape (UWC) come from South African historically disadvantaged black schools. Because of enormous varying secondary school experiences and competencies as well as a lack of exposure to school and public libraries, students are deprived of the basic information skills. Without these crucial skills, students will find it difficult to cope successfully with their academic courses and measure up to the demands of employers. The study aimed to answer the following research questions: what are incoming Arts students' previous experiences with libraries and information technology? What are incoming undersgraduate Arts students information skills, competencies and proficiency? Is the Library Science 121 (Arts information Literacy) course sufficient for teaching information literacy and to address deficiencies?

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Document Title: Information literacy of incoming undergraduate Arts students at the University of the Western Cape: assessment of competencies and proficiencies.
Academic Department: Faculty of Arts
University: University of the Western Cape
City: Cape Town
No. of Pages: 235


Date:2007
Document Type:Thesis (Not Peer Reviewed)
Subject Area:Teaching and Learning
Country:South Africa
Keywords:Information Literacy, South Africa, Teaching, Academia, Libraries


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Rights:Copyright: University of the Western Cape
Date Added:12 March 2010


Information literacy of incoming undergraduate Arts students at the University of the Western Cape: assessment of competencies and proficiencies .