Building an Effective Teaching and Learning Environment through Information Literacy

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The purpose of this article is to suggest the integration of information seeking skills in schools’ to build an effective teaching and learning environment in higher secondary school. Even though the literature on information literacy seems to be outdated in some of the developed countries, but the term is still applicable in countries with schools located in the rural areas or countries where digital divide is obvious between the rural and the urban schools. The term knowledge management is widely used in the contemporary literature to describe concept resulted from the understanding of the pattern relation that exists amidst data or pieces of information. In other words, it depends on the knowledge of the interpreter. All these needs higher order thinking skills or critical thinking skills, categorized within information skills by Vandergrift (1994).


Keywords: Information Literacy, Effective Teaching, Learning Environment
Stream: Curriculum and Pedagogy; Student Learning, Learner Experiences, Learner Diversity
Presentation Type: Virtual Presentation in English
Paper: Building Effective Teaching and Learning Environment through Information Literacy


Mohamad Hardyman Barawi

Lecturer, Faculty of Cognitive Science and Human Development, Unimas
Kota Samarahan, Sarawak, Malaysia

I obtained my Master Degree in Library and Information Science from University of Malaya, Malaysia in 2006.The focus of my research was on use of ICT and Natural Language Processing. My Bachelor Degree (Hons) of Computer Science (Majoring in Computer system) was received in 2003 from Universiti Putra Malaysia,Serdang,Selangor,Malaysia and I’m the Member of Professional Bodies: PPM (Persatuan Pustakawan Malaysia or known as Librarians Association of Malaysia) and PPAU(Persatuan Pensyarah Akademik Universiti). I joined the faculty of Cognitive Science and Human Resource, UNIMAS in 2007 where I taught several Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses and now actively involved in administrative work and research. My research interests is mainly in learning using ICT, natural language processing and transliteration of endangered scripts in South-East Asia.

Dr. Norsiah Fauzan

Senior Lecturer, Cognitive Science, University of Malaysia
Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia

I obtained my PhD in Cognition and learning from University of Durham, UK in 2003, . The focus of my research was on meta-analysis and metacognition.
My M.Ed (Curriculum and Instructions) was received in 1997 from Houston, Texas, USA and B.A. (Hon) degree in 1988 from USM, Penang. I’m the Member of Professional Bodies: EARLI (European Association for Research on Learning and Instructions) and PROFES (Persatuan Perkembangan Pendidikan Sarawak).
I joined the faculty of Cognitive Science and Human Resource, UNIMAS in 1999 where I taught several Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses and now actively involved in administrative work and research. My research interests is mainly in learning, psychology and meta-analysis and has written four books related to this area and written about 33 articles for the international conferences and journals.

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