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What’s in a name? Defining and developing information and digital literacies through EBL
We will focus on digital literacies from a curriculum development point of view, reporting on our experiences with a new, enquiry-based learning module for second year undergraduate students at the University of Liverpool. The enquiry-based learning model was developed by the academic lead in collaboration with learning technology and library staff. This partnership allowed us to research the extent to which enquiry-based learning a good vehicle to develop students’ digital and information literacies, but also to consider the overlaps and distinctions between these literacies, and how these could be developed in tandem.
Could partnerships or communities of practice enable digital and information literacies to be embedded into your curricula?
How can definitions and distinctions help, or hinder student, and staff engagement and understanding?
Come to the session to hear about our research, experiences and reflections and consider how they may apply to your own institution
Emma Thompson, academic liaison librarian, and Tünde Varga-Atkins, learning technologist, University of Liverpool
Theme is: Do names (definitions) really matter?
Just a literary addition for those interested - from Shakespeare (Wikipedia)
In Act II, Scene I of the play, the line is said by Juliet in reference to Romeo's house, Montague which would imply that his name means nothing and they should be together.
O Romeo, Romeo! wherefore art thou Romeo?Deny thy father and refuse thy name;Or, if thou wilt not, be but sworn my love,And I'll no longer be a Capulet.
[Aside] Shall I hear more, or shall I speak at this?
'Tis but thy name that is my enemy;Thou art thyself, though not a Montague.What's Montague? it is nor hand, nor foot,Nor arm, nor face, nor any other partBelonging to a man. O, be some other name!What's in a name? that which we call a roseBy any other name would smell as sweet;So Romeo would, were he not Romeo call'd,Retain that dear perfection which he owesWithout that title. Romeo, doff thy name,And for that name which is no part of theeTake all myself.
I take thee at thy word:Call me but love, and I'll be new baptized;Henceforth I never will be Romeo.