Wednesday, October 30, 2013

The Whole Student: Cognition, Emotion, and Information Literacy - a C&RL preprint of interest

This article, "The Whole Student: Cognition, Emotion, and Information Literacy" by Miriam L. Matteson (Kent State), was accepted for publication in September [but won't actually be published by College and Research Libraries until January, 2015]. Luckily, those of us who are working on a Metaliteracy action agenda can read the preprint.

Information literacy skill acquisition is a form of learning that is influenced by cognitive, emotional, and social processes. This research studied how two emotional constructs (emotional intelligence and dispositional affect) and two cognitive constructs (motivation and coping skills) interacted with students’ information literacy scores. Two studies were carried out with a group of undergraduate students. Correlation and regression analyses revealed that emotional intelligence and motivation significantly predicted students’ information literacy scores. Instruction librarians may consider incorporating greater awareness of the emotional and cognitive aspects of IL skill acquisition in their instructional content and delivery.

Wouldn't you agree that this research is directly related to our agenda?

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for sharing this article!! I see this as a major factor for older students who are struggling to get proficient with school work in general an it bleeds over into their comfort in doing research!