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Publication date: 11 March 2019

Sharon Ince, Christopher Hoadley and Paul A. Kirschner

This paper aims to review current literature pertaining to information literacy and digital literacy skills and practices within the research workflow for doctoral…

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Purpose

This paper aims to review current literature pertaining to information literacy and digital literacy skills and practices within the research workflow for doctoral students and makes recommendations for how libraries (and others) can foster skill-sets for graduate student research workflows for the twenty-first century scholarly researcher.

Design/methodology/approach

A review of existing information literacy practices for doctoral students was conducted, and four key areas of knowledge were identified and discussed.

Findings

The findings validate the need for graduate students to have training in information literacy, information management, knowledge management and scholarly communication. It recommends empirical studies to be conducted to inform future practices for doctoral students.

Practical implications

This paper offers four areas of training to be considered by librarians and faculty advisers to better prepare scholars for their future.

Originality/value

This paper presents a distinctive synthesis of the types of information literacy and digital literacy skills needed by graduate students.

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Information and Learning Sciences, vol. 120 no. 3/4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 2398-5348

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Publication date: 13 July 2020

Rebecca Reynolds and Samuel K.W. Chu

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Information and Learning Sciences, vol. 121 no. 5/6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 2398-5348

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Publication date: 1 April 2003

Pieter J. Beers, Marjolein B.A. van Asselt, Jan D. Vermunt and Paul A. Kirschner

To gain insight in how policy makers work and learn, in‐depth interviews were held with seven Dutch policy makers working on global sustainability issues. The focus of the…

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To gain insight in how policy makers work and learn, in‐depth interviews were held with seven Dutch policy makers working on global sustainability issues. The focus of the interview was on the information needs, information gathering practices, and working styles of the policy makers. Our results indicate that policy makers have a strong need for information on linkages between different policy problems, and on different cultural perspectives on those problems. Information gathering is marked by an emphasis on information filtering towards the policy issue at hand. Finally, policy makers appear to be predisposed to an application‐oriented working style. The combination of an application‐oriented working style with a policy‐driven search for information seems inadequate for satisfying policy makers’ information needs. Current learning practices among policy makers appear to be inadequate for coping with complexity.

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Journal of Workplace Learning, vol. 15 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1366-5626

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Publication date: 18 November 2019

Jinyu Chen, Xindong Ye, Min Chen and Ye Liang

The purpose of this paper is to identify the papers published on urban education and analyze the characteristics of these papers to contribute to the urban education…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to identify the papers published on urban education and analyze the characteristics of these papers to contribute to the urban education research over the recent years.

Design/methodology/approach

Researchers generated a comprehensive list of the articles published between 2010 and 2017 in the field of “urban education” by searching the Social Sciences Citation Index database, using the keywords of “urban” and “education.” As an additional criterion, all the articles published between 2010 and 2017 in the journals of Urban Education and Education and Urban Society were included.

Findings

There are a total of 2,123 publications that were checked and retrieved in the field of “urban education” between 2010 and 2017. Although the number of publications differs year by year, the sum of the citations received the increase from year to year on a regular basis. There are 35 articles that were cited more than h-index, as h-classics in this field for this period and top 10 of these h-classics are reported in this study. Urban Education and Education and Urban Society were revealed as the most prominent journals in the field of urban education. Also, the results show that the most cited articles, the most prolific authors and organizations, and top journals in this field are from the USA.

Research limitations/implications

The scope of this study is not extensive enough, and the data obtained are not comprehensive enough. The survey was limited to the keyword of “urban education” in the fields of title, abstract, author keywords and keywords plus.

Practical implications

This bibliometric analysis contributes to the literature of urban education through a historical perspective. Results show that the “urban education” field attracts more attention of the researchers and the impacts of these publications are increasing from year to year. Also, there is a prevalence of the USA in the field of urban education.

Originality/value

The information presented in this paper provides insight into the development of urban education research over the recent years. The data obtained in this study can be used as a reference for future researchers in urban education.

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Library Hi Tech, vol. 37 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0737-8831

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Publication date: 21 January 2019

Chin Fei Goh, Amran Rasli, Owee Kowang Tan and Sang Long Choi

The purpose of this paper is to examine the factors that drive students to use Facebook for educational communication and explore the impact of Facebook use for…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to examine the factors that drive students to use Facebook for educational communication and explore the impact of Facebook use for educational communication on perceived academic achievement.

Design/methodology/approach

A survey was conducted through a self-administered questionnaire to collect data from student Facebook users at a large technology and engineering university in Malaysia. Partial least squares path modeling was used to test the hypotheses in the research model.

Findings

This empirical study showed that Facebook use in educational communication is determined by subjective norms and purposive value. Facebook use in educational communication positively affected perceived academic achievement.

Practical implications

The findings provide useful insight for higher institutions and educators regarding the potential academic effects of integrating Facebook into higher education learning. Moreover, this study provides insight into the factors that drive Facebook use in educational communication.

Originality/value

Prior studies have largely investigated the determinants and the effects of Facebook use among university students. However, little research has focused on educational communication phenomena. This study investigated determinants and academic achievement effect of Facebook use in educational communication among university students.

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Aslib Journal of Information Management, vol. 71 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 2050-3806

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Publication date: 10 July 2014

To explain the processes involved in rewriting one’s way of understanding phenomenon.

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Purpose

To explain the processes involved in rewriting one’s way of understanding phenomenon.

Design/methodology/approach

A model for characterizing cognitive conceptions of learning and unlearning is described through a historical, current, and forward thinking approach to understanding content. Ideas for the reorganization of information are proposed alongside application-oriented means of implementing learn over theory in classrooms.

Findings

For cognitive development to ensue, we must capitalize on students’ existing knowledge and ways of knowing the world through chance plus selection, piggy-backing, affective boosting/field facilitation, imitation, learning support systems, bias, LC learning, use of spare mental capacity, and the need for coherent self-concept.

Practical implications

Through effective facilitation of their learning, students can hone their skills, recognize their efforts toward their successes, write and rewrite their existing schematic frameworks, develop and maintain positive self-concepts, and advance their systems for understanding their worlds and how to progress to subsequent levels of attainment independently.

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Theoretical Models of Learning and Literacy Development
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78350-821-1

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Publication date: 1 February 1995

Brian Fitzgerald

Reports on Management Round table′s conference on “Masscustomization – at a profit: any variety, any time,anywhere”, which attempted to explain the implications of…

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Reports on Management Round table′s conference on “Mass customization – at a profit: any variety, any time, anywhere”, which attempted to explain the implications of mass customization and how companies are utilizing it to satisfy customers. Provides a summary of the methods, ideas and conclusions from the conference, giving ideas from Joseph Pine and Stan Davis on responding to the customer; outlines a report from IBM′s senior director of product design, explaining how IBM used creative imagination in engineering to customize PCs for its consumers. Concludes that mass customization will define leading organizations in the next century, along with rapid turnover from customer specification to actual product.

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World Class Design to Manufacture, vol. 2 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1352-3074

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Publication date: 10 July 2020

Paul Lyons and Randall Paul Bandura

The purpose of this paper is to demonstrate the linkage of case-based instruction with the enhancement of self-regulated learning of employees. Specific objectives are to…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to demonstrate the linkage of case-based instruction with the enhancement of self-regulated learning of employees. Specific objectives are to review and describe: some characteristics of adult learning, features and functions of self-regulated learning (SRL) and the instructional approach, case-based learning (CBL), followed by a synthesis of the information in the form of a detailed, CBL approach for practitioner use.

Design/methodology/approach

The approach used in this work is represented in the following phases. First, conduct a literature review of each of these areas: characteristics of adult learners, details of SRL and its components, accompanied by the expression of linkages among the concepts and CBL. This includes exploration of metacognition, as it relates to the self-regulation of learning. Also reviewed was CBL, including theory background. Literature reviews were aided by databases: Education Research Complete, Psych Info and ScienceDirect. The second substantive phase was to synthesize the information obtained in the reviews and analysis and create a detailed design presentation for using CBL with trainees.

Findings

The findings of the analysis and synthesis of information enable the expression of a complete, detailed approach to the application of CBL for practitioner use. A review of practices in CBL augmented with examination of important theories of situated cognition and constructivism assist in building a rationale as to how case-based instruction may improve individual and team/group self-regulation of learning.

Practical implications

Presented in the paper is a complete model of case-based instruction for practitioner use and refinement.

Originality/value

Case-based instruction has not been directly linked to the self-regulation of learning. This paper makes a contribution to the literature of CBL as well as to situational cognition.

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Industrial and Commercial Training, vol. 52 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0019-7858

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Publication date: 30 September 2013

Paul Lyons and Randall Paul Bandura

The purposes of this article are to familiarize the reader with scenistic learning tools, provide theory bases for the tools, present details for use of the tools in an

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Purpose

The purposes of this article are to familiarize the reader with scenistic learning tools, provide theory bases for the tools, present details for use of the tools in an organization, and offer details with reference to the efficacy of scenistic learning tools.

Design/methodology/approach

The approach taken is to provide sufficient information for a practitioner to apply scenistic tools with confidence. The paper provides the background and explicit details for using scenistic tools in practice.

Findings

The findings demonstrate positive effects of training with scenistic tools. The effects are limited to specific areas.

Practical implications

Several different instructional and/or training approaches may come under the rubric, scenistic, to include case analyses, use of critical incidents, story board and others. This article offers a complete model of how to create and apply a scenistic approach in an orchestrated manner to achieve positive change in an organization.

Originality/value

The article demonstrates how managers, training staff, and employees (trainees) work in a partnership to create and apply script-based practice guides and interventions to assist in solving actual organizational issues and problems.

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Industrial and Commercial Training, vol. 45 no. 7
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0019-7858

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Publication date: 16 September 2019

Richard Rymarz and Leonardo Franchi

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Catholic Teacher Preparation
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78756-007-9

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