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Is The Collage Arund The Korner Just De Sam? A Study Of General Literacy And Information Literacy In The Year One Horticulture Cohort At The Institute Of Technology, Blanchardstown, Kevin Martin May 2017

Is The Collage Arund The Korner Just De Sam? A Study Of General Literacy And Information Literacy In The Year One Horticulture Cohort At The Institute Of Technology, Blanchardstown, Kevin Martin

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This paper examines the issues of general and Information Literacy among first year students at the Institute of Technology Blanchardstown, Dublin, Ireland in the School of Engineering and Computing. It specifically looks at the first year Diploma in Horticulture intake and briefly compares these to other cohorts in the school. It seeks to tentatively establish the percentages of students who are presenting with literacy difficulties. It suggests interventions that may help to remediate the problems for some students and help them fulfil their potential.


Information-Literacy Programmes And Course Curricula: The Case For Integration, Anne Ambrose, Brian Gillespie Jan 2003

Information-Literacy Programmes And Course Curricula: The Case For Integration, Anne Ambrose, Brian Gillespie

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"Our ability to think, and to select and use the information at our disposal will be the critical determinant of the future success of the Information Society in Ireland."

(Information Society Commission 2000: 118)

The quotation above acknowledges the critical importance of information skills, and suggests that the very success of the concept of an 'information society' relies upon an information-literate population. Surveys of employers show an increasing demand for 'graduates with an ability to analyse, evaluate and process information effectively' (Big Blue, 2002: 4). Such skills are directly related to the aims and processes of higher education as a ...