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Examination of the impact of information-skills training on the academic work of health-studies students: a single case study

Appleton, Leo. 2005. Examination of the impact of information-skills training on the academic work of health-studies students: a single case study. Health Information & Libraries Journal, 22(3), pp. 164-172. ISSN 14711834 [Article]

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Aim:  To examine the impact of information-skills training on the academic studies of student midwives. Objectives include ascertaining whether student confidence increases, learning experiences are enhanced and academic standards are improved.

Methods:  A student midwives’ discussion group at a higher education institution, plus an in-depth interview with the students’ course leader.

Results:  Students reported increased confidence in using library and information resources. Appropriate and timely information-skills training embedded into health-studies curricula can lead to students becoming independent and lifelong learners, as well as improving the standard of their academic work.

Conclusion:  Information skills for health-studies curricula in higher education can be developed and delivered collaboratively by both library and academic staff. This can have very positive effects on both student perceptions and experiences and standards of teaching and learning.

Item Type:

Article

Identification Number (DOI):

https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1471-1842.2005.00576.x

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Library

Dates:

DateEvent
1 August 2005Published

Item ID:

20897

Date Deposited:

22 Aug 2017 11:00

Last Modified:

22 Aug 2017 11:00

Peer Reviewed:

Yes, this version has been peer-reviewed.

URI:

http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/20897

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