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Engineers and information literacy: an oxymoron or a need? Academic and information literacy for future engineers

Vrkić, Dina; Petrak, Jelka; Macan, Bojan (2013) Engineers and information literacy: an oxymoron or a need? Academic and information literacy for future engineers. In: Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries 2013 (4 June 2013 - 7 June 2013) Rome, Italy.

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Abstract

Engineering studies are mainly based on problem-solving and computer skills teaching. As a result, all students are ICT literate, but are not familiar enough with academic values, process of information communication and use of information resources. One way to solve this problem could be to provide cross-curricular course with that content. An example of possible course could be an academic and information literacy course “Research, Publications and Responsibility in Science” at University of Zagreb, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing for the graduate students. The aim of this paper is to present functionality of the components of the syllabus for engineering students through mandatory forms of literacy. The paper will present syllabus outline and describe examination model based on simulation of writing and submitting a scientific paper. Test results will be analyzed to prove the efficiency of such examination method, particularly as a long-term model for teaching academic and information literacy.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item published in conference proceedings (UNSPECIFIED)
Uncontrolled Keywords: information literacy; academic literacy; engineering students; computing students; graduate students; cross-curricular; curriculum; assignments
Subjects: SOCIAL SCIENCES > Information and Communication Sciences
Divisions: Centre for scientific information
Depositing User: Bojan Macan
Date Deposited: 13 Jan 2014 14:46
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2014 14:46
URI: http://fulir.irb.hr/id/eprint/1271

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