A1 Journal article (refereed), original research

Effects of Brief Integrated Information Literacy Education Sessions on Undergraduate Engineering Students' Interdisciplinary Research

Open Access publication

Publication Details
Authors: Talikka Marja, Soukka Risto, Eskelinen Harri
Publisher: Taylor & Francis (Routledge): Library and Information Science
Publication year: 2017
Language: English
Related Journal or Series Information: New Review of Academic Librarianship
ISSN: 1361-4533
eISSN: 1740-7834
JUFO-Level of this publication: 1
Open Access: Open Access publication
Location of the parallel saved publication: www.urn.fi/URN:NBN:fi-fe201709148604


Engineering students often conduct information searches without
sufficient consideration of the context of their research topic. This
article discusses how development of a new information literacy (IL)
mindset through instruction in integrated IL education affects students'
understanding of research problems and formulation of information
search questions. The course observed is a mechanical engineering
seminar for undergraduate engineering students with integrated IL
education. A survey-based research method is utilized with surveys
carried out at three stages of the course. The results show that as the
course progressed, students' interdisciplinary research problem
descriptions became more profound and their formulations of information
search questions developed more advanced understanding of the principles
of information use. Preliminary parallel results have been analyzed
from 2013 to 2016 at a university of technology in Finland.

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