Module Identifier DS34020  
Academic Year 2004/2005  
Co-ordinator Mr Allen E Foster  
Semester Available all semesters  
Course delivery Lecture   2 Hours One introductory lecture/seminar of 2 hours provided at study school, the remainder to be taught entirely through distance learning materials.  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Assessment Report of 2,500 words - weighted 50%. 
Semester Assessment Essay of 2,500 words - weighted 50%. 

Learning outcomes

On completion of this module, students should be able to:

Brief description

Information Literacy offers the opportunity for students to develop transferable skills in the field of Information Seeking Behaviour. Specific information skills are reviewed and evaluated within a theoretical framework. Evaluation of Information Literacy theories and models forms the basis of self questioning and critical thinking skills needed for flexible continual development of information seeking skills over the long term and enable students to consider ways in which they might apply this experience and knowledge to teaching others basic information literacy skills.


The module aims to enable students to becoming critical thinkers, intellectually curious observers, creators and users of information. That is, to become information literate and capable of sustaining and developing and teaching to others, that literacy skill throughout the changes of technology and information sources that will become available in coming years.


The course will address a range of content linked to the learning outcomes. Primarily content will revolve around:


This module is at CQFW Level 6