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Maximising information literacy skills for first year management students

Leighton Jay
Curtin University of Technology
In today's business environment, being able to access, analyse and effectively use information is more important than ever. This paper reports a project undertaken to embed the teaching and assessing of information literacy (IL) skills within the framework of the undergraduate business communication unit taught by the School of Management at Curtin University. The project incorporates the development of online, interactive resources to help students develop their IL skills. It also incorporates the development of resources for teaching staff to maximise their capacity to facilitate student learning of these skills.

From a student perspective, there are two key outcomes of this project. The first is that students completing the unit will report an improvement in their IL skills. Secondly, it is anticipated that students will report an increased level of confidence to source and use information effectively and in a timely manner for the remainder of their studies and beyond.

Author: Leighton Jay, Associate Professor, School of Management, Curtin University of Technology

Presentation format: Roundtable

Please cite as: Jay, L. (2002). Maximising information literacy skills for first year management students. In Focusing on the Student. Proceedings of the 11th Annual Teaching Learning Forum, 5-6 February 2002. Perth: Edith Cowan University. http://lsn.curtin.edu.au/tlf/tlf2002/abstracts/jay-abs.html

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