Evaluation of a self-audit tool to support information skills development in postgraduate studies

Kitchin, Suzie and Lampitt, Sue (2013) Evaluation of a self-audit tool to support information skills development in postgraduate studies. Sconul Focus, 59. pp. 54-59. ISSN 1745-5790

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This article sets out findings from a small-scale collaborative project evaluating the use of a self-audit tool to promote the development of information literacy in MA social work students at a university in the north of England. The project involved the use of the audit tool early in the first and second years of a two-year professional masters programme and, alongside this, completion of two evaluation questionnaires. Analysis of the data suggested substantially increased confidence(measured by self-report) in the identified skills over the first year of the programme. The authors recognise that many factors may contribute to improved confidence and skills. Nevertheless, students identified use of the tool and the signposting to resources within it as helpful, and most felt that the stated aims had been met.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Information literature, skills audit, Northumbria University, Social Work
Subjects: L500 Social Work
P100 Information Services
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Social Work, Education and Community Wellbeing
University Services > Student and Library Services
Depositing User: Suzie Kitchin
Date Deposited: 11 Feb 2014 11:37
Last Modified: 31 Oct 2017 01:06
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/15321

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