Creating confidence: developing academic skills and information literacy behaviours to support the precepts of tertiary academic performance

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Kimmins, Lindy and Stagg, Adrian. 2009. "Creating confidence: developing academic skills and information literacy behaviours to support the precepts of tertiary academic performance." Martin, Brian and Percy, Alisa (ed.) 4APCEI: Educational Integrity: Creating an Inclusive Approach. Wollongong, Australia 28 - 30 Sep 2009 Wollongong, Australia.
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Creating confidence: developing academic skills and information literacy behaviours to support the precepts of tertiary academic performance

Presentation TypePaper
AuthorsKimmins, Lindy (Author) and Stagg, Adrian (Author)
EditorsMartin, Brian and Percy, Alisa
Journal or Proceedings TitleProceedings of the 4th Asia Pacific Conference on Educational Integrity (4APCEI)
Number of Pages9
Year2009
Place of PublicationWollongong, Australia
ISBN9781741281804
Web Address (URL) of Paperhttp://www.uow.edu.au/conferences/4APCEI_2009/conferencepapers.html
Conference/Event4APCEI: Educational Integrity: Creating an Inclusive Approach
Event Details
4APCEI: Educational Integrity: Creating an Inclusive Approach
Event Date
28 to end of 30 Sep 2009
Event Location
Wollongong, Australia
Abstract

Fostering the skills required for students to access and utilise information in a manner consistent with the expectations of tertiary assessment has been the drive for collaboration between the Faculty Librarian and the Academic Learning Skills Lecturer at the University of Southern Queensland. Mapping key areas of convergence in information literacy and academic skills has led to a model of integrated instruction and academic support based on the belief that creating a foundation of skills in these areas leads to a commensurate level of self-efficacy. By building skill and confidence levels, especially in students making a transition to university in their first year, staff can influence learning behaviours including those which may to lead to breaches of academic integrity. This model can be accessed by all students which is especially important to ensure parity of program experience for off-campus cohorts who are often expected to undertake study with a greater degree of autonomy than their on-campus peers, yet who, just like their on-campus peers, often need an opportunity to develop their academic skill base.

Keywordsinformation literacy; academic learning skills; self-efficacy; business education; first year experience; on-line learning; Moodle
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020461006. Library studies
460508. Information retrieval and web search
390103. Economics, business and management curriculum and pedagogy
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