Developing information literacy skills of the 6th grade students using the Big6 model

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Baji, Fatima, Bigdeli, Zahed, Parsa, Abdullah and Haeusler, Carole. 2018. "Developing information literacy skills of the 6th grade students using the Big6 model." Malaysian Journal of Library and Information Science. 23 (1), pp. 1-15. https://doi.org/10.22452/mjlis.vol23no1.1
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Developing information literacy skills of the 6th grade students using the Big6 model

ERA Journal ID44978
Article CategoryArticle
AuthorsBaji, Fatima (Author), Bigdeli, Zahed (Author), Parsa, Abdullah (Author) and Haeusler, Carole (Author)
Journal TitleMalaysian Journal of Library and Information Science
Journal Citation23 (1), pp. 1-15
Number of Pages15
Year2018
Place of PublicationMalaysia
ISSN1394-6234
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.22452/mjlis.vol23no1.1
Web Address (URL)https://ejournal.um.edu.my/index.php/MJLIS/article/view/11088
Abstract

The Big6 model is a systematic approach to information problem-solving that relies upon critical thinking skills. It is the most used model for information literacy instruction in schools worldwide. Since there is a lack of information literacy skills instruction in the educational system of Iran, especially in primary schools, this research evaluates an information literacy intervention in the Iranian 6 th grade science classroom. The study employs a mixed-method explanatory design using a true experimental method with pre-test and post-tests. The qualitative phase investigated the experiences and perceptions of the experimental group. Results show that integrating the Big6 model into the primary science curriculum helps the students to improve their information literacy skills as well as gain a deeper understanding of the research process. Overall, the research contributes evidence to show the effectiveness of a collaborative teaching approach in information literacy instruction. This approach promotes positive attitudes among students towards the school library and the school librarian's role in the educational process.

Keywordsinformation literacy instruction; K-12; information literacy curriculum; primary science curriculum; The Big6 Model
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020461099. Library and information studies not elsewhere classified
390304. Primary education
390113. Science, technology and engineering curriculum and pedagogy
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Byline AffiliationsAhvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Iran
Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz, Iran
School of Teacher Education and Early Childhood
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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