cognitive development, individual interest, self-direction
Three theories from the disciplines college student development and educational psychology of particular relevance to teaching of information literacy are summarized: Perry’s (1999) scheme of intellectual and moral development, Renninger’s (2009) phases of interest development, and Grow’s (1991) stages of self-directed learning. Each theory is described, then parallels among them are drawn, and finally the implications of these theories for the teaching of information literacy are discussed.
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Black, S. (2018). Development, Interest, Self-direction and the Teaching of Information Literacy. Communications in Information Literacy, 12 (2), 203-214. https://doi.org/10.15760/comminfolit.2018.12.2.9