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  • Hello and Welcome to this presentation on High school students
  • K 12 ib part1

    1. 1. <ul><li>INFORMATION BEHAVIOR </li></ul><ul><li>of </li></ul><ul><li>High school Students </li></ul><ul><li>Caroline Fors Michelle Loh </li></ul><ul><li>Hiuchun Mauer Elizabeth Ullery </li></ul>
    2. 2. Presentation Overview <ul><li>Group Description </li></ul><ul><li>Literature Review </li></ul><ul><li>Fieldwork Discussion </li></ul><ul><li>Information Behavior Model </li></ul><ul><li>Practical Implications for Information Professionals </li></ul>
    3. 3. High School Students <ul><li>Subjects : High school students (grades 9-12) </li></ul><ul><li>What they do: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Conduct research for assignments </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Where they do it: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Home </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>School and public libraries </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Why they do it: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Complete assignments successfully </li></ul></ul><ul><li>How they do it: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Conduct web keyword searches and comb through a list of “hits” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Browsing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Constantly changing and refining their search strategies until the right sources and information is found. </li></ul></ul>
    4. 4. High School Students <ul><li>“ The American Library Association's, </li></ul><ul><li>Statement of Competencies for Librarians Serving Children in Public Libraries, </li></ul><ul><li>ranks knowledge of the needs of children second only to knowledge of ‘theories, practices, and emerging trends of librarianship’ in the delivery of an effective service.” </li></ul><ul><li>(ALA, 1999, as cited in Shenton & Dixon, 2004, 26, (3)) </li></ul>
    5. 5. Literature Review <ul><li>Focus: </li></ul><ul><li>Information seeking behavior </li></ul><ul><li>of high school students when </li></ul><ul><li>conducting research. </li></ul><ul><li>Reviewed: </li></ul><ul><li>12 articles & 1 dissertation </li></ul><ul><li>ranging from 1975-2008 </li></ul>
    6. 6. What do they all agree on? <ul><li>Difficulty expressing and defining need </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Don’t have a clear idea of what to look for </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Major search strategies: Keyword searching & Browsing </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Problems with keyword searches </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Use the least amount of effort </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t check the accuracy of sources and information obtained </li></ul>
    7. 7. Agreement <ul><li>Rely on past experiences and what had been successful in the past </li></ul><ul><li>The most popular sources the internet, classmates, siblings, parents, friends, extended family </li></ul><ul><li>Students lack the appropriate information seeking skills to conduct effective searches </li></ul>
    8. 8. What do they disagree about? <ul><li>Search process: linear vs. nonlinear </li></ul><ul><li>Feelings during the search process: uncertainty and anxiety vs. optimism </li></ul><ul><li>Use teacher and librarians as a source vs. never use as a source </li></ul>
    9. 9. This was unexpected… <ul><li>In various studies, it was found that students didn’t use teachers and librarians as primary mediators to help with assignments. </li></ul>
    10. 10. Future study <ul><li>Need for more research on high school students and their information seeking behavior </li></ul><ul><li>Interaction between how students seek and use information for learning assignments and what they actually learn about subject matter. </li></ul>
    11. 11. Tag! You’re it! Now it’s your turn! <ul><li>After listening to the information given in the literature review, was there anything that surprised you? Was there anything that conflicted with your own observations? </li></ul><ul><li>K-12 Discussion GoPost </li></ul>