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.
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