Building Effective Teaching and Learning Environment through Information Literacy

By Mohamad Hardyman Barawi, Norsiah Fauzan and Mohd Kamal Othman.

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The purpose of this article is to suggest the integration of information seeking skills in the schools’ to build an effective teaching and learning environment in higher secondary school. Section one of this article will address the definition and development of the term information seeking skills. Section two will explore the need for student information seeking skills in contemporary society where knowledge is increasingly becoming the primary source of power. Finally, section three will be devoted to the discussion of how diffusion of information will assist in the implementation of information seeking skills in schools with collaboration with the school resource center and the subject teachers.

Keywords: Information Literacy, Effective Teaching, Learning Environment

The International Journal of Learning, Volume 15, Issue 4, pp.181-188. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 541.177KB).

Mohamad Hardyman Barawi

Lecturer, Faculty of Cognitive Science and Human Development, University of Malaysia, 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.

Mohd Kamal Othman

Lecturer, Department of Cognitive Science, Faculty of Cognitive Sciences, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, Kuching, sarawak, Malaysia


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