Published In

portal: Libraries and the Academy

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

10-1-2012

Abstract

Librarians regularly encounter students who struggle to understand and apply information literacy concepts. A qualitative survey administered to information literacy practitioners asked about troublesome content and analyzed results using the threshold concepts pedagogical framework first described by Jan Meyer and Ray Land. A threshold concept transforms the learner’s view of content and helps integrate previously learned material; threshold concepts are portals that, once traversed, bring insight into how to think and act like a practitioner within a discipline. This project uses the data collected to propose seven threshold concepts for information literacy.

Description

Copyright © 2012 The Johns Hopkins University Press. This article first appeared in PORTAL: LIBRARIES AND THE ACADEMY, Vol 12, Issue 4, October, 2012, pages 387-405.

Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/8542