Un-silencing the silent voices

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Information Literacy Spaces

Our information literacy research has highlighted the importance of bringing minority or indigenous voices into our research conversations with students and colleagues. I previously posted on information literacy’s (IL) role in decolonising the curriculum. As I reflect on that post, two key questions have emerged:

  • How can we, as teachers and librarians, ensure our students are being exposed to a range of perspectives on any issue?
  • How can we support students to find a range of diverse voices in Google, Google Scholar and academic databases?

In this post, I want to share some ideas for how I have been addressing these questions in my first-year business communication course.

QUESTION 1 – Exposing students to various perspectives

I suggested that we could look more closely at the sources we use ourselves and those we provide to students. This means being aware of current research and continually extending our own understanding…

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