Map new methods for information literacy

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CHICAGO – The first in-depth study of the educational implications of the idea of ​​information literacy as the ability to map and navigate an information landscape, “Mapping Information Landscapes: New Methods for Exploring the Development and Teaching of Information Literacy, ”published by Facet Published and available through the ALA Store, explores how teachers and learners can use mapping to develop their ability to make informed judgments about information, in specific places and times. At the heart of author Andrew Whitworth’s argument is the idea that geographic and information landscapes are indivisible and that the techniques we use to navigate each are essentially the same. The book presents a history of cartography as a means of representing the world, ranging from the work of medieval cartographers to the 21st century. Conceptual and mental mapping is explored, and finally, the notion of discursive mapping: the dialogic process, whether or not a graphics card is a result. The theoretical framework of the book weaves together the work of authors including Annemaree Lloyd, Christine Bruce, practice theorists such as Theodore Schatzki and Critical Geography of David Harvey, an author whose work had not previously been applied to the study of information literacy. The book concludes that maintaining sustainable and navigable information landscapes requires special attention to how equipment is used to map and organize these landscapes. How we collectively think and solve problems in the present time inscribes cards and positions

Whitworth is Director of Teaching and Learning Strategy at the Manchester Institute of Education. He was previously a lecturer and program director (and initiator) of the Masters in Digital Technologies, Communication and Education at the University of Manchester. He was a keynote speaker at the 2017 European Conference on Information Literacy (ECIL2017) and is also the author of “Information Obesity” and “Radical Information Literacy”.

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