Abstract

Knowing how to select, organize, and use information in order to solve problems, handle new situations, and continue learning are key issues in the teaching and learning scenario in contemporary society. Teaching these skills is particularly critical for European universities and is currently recognized as vital in the context of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA). Information literacy forms the basis for lifelong learning. It is common to all disciplines, to all learning environments, and to all levels of education. It enables learners to master content and extend their investigations, become more self-directed, and assume greater control over their own learning. In the face of this need for an information literate society, diverse approaches, especially involving e-learning resources and portals, have been developed and put forward. The aim of this paper is, first, to offer an outline of the relevance of knowledge transfer and information skills in a context of student-centered learning and, second, to provide a succinct analysis of some recent Spanish academic experiences in this area.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1530-7131
Print ISSN
1531-2542
Pages
pp. 53-74
Launched on MUSE
2008-01-03
Open Access
No
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