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Title Informed societies : why information literacy matters for citizenship, participation and democracy / edited by Stephane Goldstein.
Imprint London : Facet Publishing, [2020]

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Subject Information literacy.
Communication in politics.
Alt Name Goldstein, St├ęphane,
Description 1 online resource (xxx, 235 pages) : illustrations
Summary This book explains how and why information literacy can help to foster critical thinking and discerning attitudes, enabling citizens to play an informed role in society and its democratic processes
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents Information literacy in the digital age: why critical digital literacy matters for democracy / Gianfranco Polizzi -- The discourses of power, information and literacy / Andrew Whitworth -- What intellectual empathy can offer information literacy education / Andrea Baer -- The 'post-truth' world, misinformation, and information literacy: a perspective from cognitive science / Stephan Lewandowsky -- Media and information literacy: intersection and evolution, a brief history / Jesus Lau and Alton Grizzle -- Information literacy and national policy making / John Crawford -- Information literacy as a growth pillar for a fledgling democracy / Reggie Raju, Glynnis Johnson and Zanele Majebe -- Information literacy and the societal imperative of information discernment / Geoff Walton, Jamie Barker, Matthew Pointon, Martin Turner and Andrew Wilkinson -- Libraries and democracy: complementarity in a regime of truth / Hilary Yerbury and Maureen Henninger -- Scottish public libraries welcome Syrian new Scots: a transition from being a refugee to becoming an active part of the community / Konstantina Martzoukou -- Information literacy, lifelong learning and the needs of an ageing population / Bill Johnston
Note Print version record
ISBN 9781783303922 (electronic bk.)
1783303921 (electronic bk.)
9781783304226 (paperback)
1783304227 (paperback)
9781783303915 (hardback)
1783303913 (hardback)
OCLC # 1138677383
Additional Format Print version: Informed societies. London : Facet Publishing, 2019 9781783303915 (OCoLC)1106128675.

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