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Why the Study of Geography Matters - AllAfrica.com

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Why the Study of Geography Matters AllAfrica.com But jokes aside, over the years map-making has been greatly supplanted by Geographical Information Systems (GIS) which enable one to superimpose all sorts of thematic maps--terrestrial,...
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Digital History: Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and History ...

Digital History: Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and History ... | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
For more information about this class and series, see the Intro. This week we read the essay “GIS and History” by Anne Kelly Knowles. (It's also the first chapter of the book Placing History). This essay talks about the ...
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Evidence-based policy: data has its limits | The Alliance for Useful Evidence

Evidence-based policy: data has its limits | The Alliance for Useful Evidence | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
RT @Suoman: Evidence-based policy: data has its limits http://t.co/DUYHnTNtRF @WarrenPearce for @A4UEvidence
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8 ways global health officials want you to celebrate the World Cup - Globalnews.ca

8 ways global health officials want you to celebrate the World Cup - Globalnews.ca | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
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8 ways global health officials want you to celebrate the World Cup
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National health officials around the world want you to have a great time at the World Cup, but hey, wait, not that much fun.
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How new graduates search for knowledge

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Here is a really interesting study about the difference between the strategies that new-hires use when seeking for information and knowledge, and the strategies their employers expect them to use.

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Mobile Information Literacy: a preliminary outline of information behaviour in a mobile environment - University of Huddersfield Repository

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Modelling information literacy for classrooms of the future | Sarah McNicol

Although numerous models exist to support the development of information literacy skills, most were designed to support 20th-century technologies and pedagogies. It is widely accepted that information literacy models needs to adapt and develop in response to changes in both technology and pedagogy, but the nature of this development is, as yet, uncertain. iTEC (Innovative Technologies for Engaging Classrooms) is a major EU-funded project attempting to bring about transformation in learning and teaching through the strategic application of learning technology. In this article, findings from the evaluation of iTEC are used to consider how effectively information literacy models which are currently available can support emerging technologically-engaged pedagogies. These findings suggest that an information literacy model for the 21st century needs to be flexible, suited to collaborative work and most importantly acknowledge and support students as creators of knowledge, not simply consumers.

 

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Can Emotional Intelligence Be Taught?

Can Emotional Intelligence Be Taught? | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it

"Starting in the late 19th century, the philosopher John Dewey argued against the development of purely vocational elementary schools, insisting that the true purpose of schooling was not simply to teach children a trade but to train them in deeper habits of mind, including “plasticity” (the ability to take in new information and be changed by it) and interdependence (the ability to work with others).

 

Social-emotional learning takes Dewey’s theory further, suggesting that all emotions — not just the right ones — are adaptive if properly managed. Studies have shown that people in a slightly sad mood are better at analyzing or editing a written document (they focus better on details), while people who are slightly angry are better able to discriminate between weak and strong arguments. The purpose of a social-emotional learning program, then, isn’t to elide emotion but to channel it: to surf the rapids rather than to be swamped by them. This can be hard to do. When we feel angry, we usually act angry — even when that makes the situation worse. The nature of emotion is that it tends to run away with us. “When a feeling is unpleasant, how are you going to handle it?” asks Stephanie Jones, a Harvard psychologist who has studied a number of social-emotional learning programs. “Do you default to an angry response, a defensive response? Or do you go into a mode that’s more information-seeking?”

 

Social-emotional learning programs often rely on strategies from conventional therapy, like the ability to get distance on a feeling, or to unpack the deeper emotions that may be hidden within it. But fostering these skills in a child is a complex undertaking. For a child to master empathy, Jones notes, she first needs to understand her own emotions: to develop a sense of what sadness, anger or disappointment feels like — its intensity and duration, its causes. That awareness is what lays the groundwork for the next step: the ability to intuit how another person might be feeling about a situation based on how you would feel in a similar circumstance."

 


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No matter which intelligence students are strong in they can benefit from learning to understand their emotions and build awareness and compassion for others. Students who are interpersonal and intrapersonal learners will especially clue into these lessons.
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Potential for inclusion of information encountering within information literacy models

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Information encountering (finding information while searching for some other information), is a type of opportunistic discovery of information that complements purposeful approaches to finding information. The motivation for this paper was to determine if the current models of information literacy instruction refer to information encountering.


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Project Information Literacy Research Report: 1st yr college students info seeking strategies 5Dec2013 A.J.Head


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Information literacy competency standards for higher education and their correlation with the cycle of knowledge generation | Uribe Tirado | LIBER Quarterly

Information literacy competency standards for higher education and their correlation with the cycle of knowledge generation | Uribe Tirado | LIBER Quarterly | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
Information literacy competency standards for higher education and their correlation with the cycle of knowledge generation...

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Influence of socio-economic factors on Chinese female consumers’ information search behaviour in apparel shopping

Influence of socio-economic factors on Chinese female consumers’ information search behaviour in apparel shopping | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
(2014). Influence of socio-economic factors on Chinese female consumers’ information search behaviour in apparel shopping. International Journal of Fashion Design, Technology and Education: Vol. 7, No.
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Report form ALA: Information Literacy Competency Standards Task Force Update

Infolit: Report form ALA: Information Literacy Competency Standards Task Force Update http://t.co/hpPXlqN1HN

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Use of geographical information systems increases

Use of geographical information systems increases | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
Adoption of geographical information systems is rising. Remote management and analytics overlaid with geospatial data is being used to manage real world networks.
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Lifestyle diseases make global health promotion more difficult than ever - The Conversation

Lifestyle diseases make global health promotion more difficult than ever - The Conversation | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
Lifestyle diseases make global health promotion more difficult than ever The Conversation The institutions that co-ordinate global responses to health problems – most notably the World Health Organisation – were established many decades ago, in an...
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International Students Scholarships in Developing Countries, 2014/2015

Scholarships for International Students in Developing Countries, 2014 | International Students Scholarships in Developing Countries | Scholarships for Students in Developing Countries

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Project Information Literacy | Information Literacy Weblog

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In December 2013 The US Project Information Literacy published a research report about first-year university students and information literacy. It is based on interviews with 35  first year students (from 6 institutions), a survey of school and university students (all in the USA) and analysis of library resources."In this study, we investigate the challenges today's freshmen face, and the information-seeking strategies they develop, use, and adapt as they make the transition from high school to college and begin to complete college research assignments."


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Learning from Recent British Information Litera...

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Learning from Recent British Information Literacy Models: A Report on Didactics and Technology in Education curated by Rui Guimarães Lima (Learning from Recent British Information Literacy Models: A Report | @scoopit via @mjspinto

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A non-linear model of information seeking behaviour

A non-linear model of information seeking behaviour | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it

The results of a study of information seeking behaviour of inter-disciplinary academic and postgraduate researchers are reported.


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A social diffusion model of misinformation and disinformation for understanding human information behaviour

A social diffusion model of misinformation and disinformation for understanding human information behaviour | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it

 

Introduction

People enjoy sharing information, even when they do not believe it. Thus, misinformation (inaccurate information) and disinformation (deceptive information) diffuse throughout social networks, as misinforming and disinforming are varieties of information behaviour. Social media have made such diffusion easier and faster. Many information behaviour models, however, suggest a normative model of information as true, accurate, complete, despite the ubiquity of misinformation and disinformation.


Analysis

Misinformation and disinformation are defined and we show how they extend the concept of information through their informativeness. Table 1 summarizes the features of information, misinformation, and disinformation. Figure 1 illustrates the social diffusion process by which misinforming and disinforming function as types of information behaviour.


Conclusion

Misinformation and disinformation are closely linked to information literacy, especially in terms of how they are diffused and shared and how people use both cues to credibility and cues to deception to make judgements. Misinformation and disinformation present both challenges and opportunities for individuals, businesses, and governments. Future work in immersive, 3D virtual worlds takes a naturalistic approach to understand the principal elements of cues to misinformation and disinformation.

 

Source: http://informationr.net/ir/18-1/paper573.html#.UVAh1zvh7M0

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The above article shows that a brief internet search is NOT always an accurate way of getting an answer to a question - a "google expert" ie someone who has learned everything they know on a subject from google searching is no expert at all!!!  Beware! 

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Information Seeking Strategies - Big 6 Resources - UEN

Here is a collection of Big 6 Resources for teachers and students. You will find lesson plans, activities and graphic organizers.

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