On Friday 19 March 2010, Cecilia Gärdén will be defending her doctoral dissertation Verktyg för lärande: Informationssökning och informationsanvändning i kommunal vuxenutbildning (Tools for Learning: Information Seeking and Use in Municipal Adult Education) at hörsalen Sappören, Sprängkullsgatan 25, University of Gothenburg. The public is welcome to the viva.
Extract from the abstract:
The thesis aims to deepen our knowledge of information practices in municipal adult education by exploring the information seeking and information use associated with a specific school assignment. […] From a socio-cultural perspective, the thesis explores 1) how adult students, teachers and librarians interact in information seeking and use in the practice of working with a complex school assignment, 2) what tools and scaffolds are used, and why, 3) how information is used by adult students to construct knowledge and make sense, and 4) what elements of information literacy emerge in the interaction around the assignment.