EFL Teachers Perceptions and Practices of Information Literacy
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- perceptions, information literacy, secondary schools
This qualitative inquiry examined two English teachers perceptions of information literacy IL in the secondary schools. The study sought to illuminate individuals understanding, opinions or belief of information literacy. To collect data, semi structured interviews were employed as the research instruments. The findings of this study indicated that the teachers had a lack familiarity with the term of IL. The factor that caused this finding is the term literacy particularly IL has been recently introduced to EFL teachers in Indonesia. Thus, it is obvious that the finding indicated that not all EFL teachers understand the term particularly who live in rural areas like the participating teachers. However, it was apparently shown from the interview data that teachers valued students information need. All teachers interviewed were aware of how important the capability to find and use information was. They appreciated the need to prepare students to effectively cope with the abundant and diverse information available today. They also knew that students should be active information seekers or independent learners. In addition, they certainly see the merits of IL training hence they had adequate skills to teach students to seek information they needed independently.
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TY - CONF AU - Didik Syaifullah AU - Pratiwi Retnaningdyah AU - Lies Lestari PY - 2017/10 DA - 2017/10 TI - EFL Teachers Perceptions and Practices of Information Literacy BT - Proceedings of Social Sciences, Humanities and Economics Conference (SoSHEC 2017) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 95 EP - 99 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/soshec-17.2018.19 DO - 10.2991/soshec-17.2018.19 ID - Syaifullah2017/10 ER -