Education for Australia's information future

Sally BURFORD, Helen Partridge, Sarah Brown, Philip Hyder, Leonie Ellis

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    Digital disruption and an increasingly networked society drive rapid change in many professions and a corresponding need for change in tertiary education. Across the world, information education has, to date, prepared graduates for employment in discrete professions, such as librarianship, records management, archives and teacher librarianship. However, contemporary information practices are less defined and are demanding of new professional skill-sets and understandings. This paper reports a study that consulted Australia's tertiary academics about the current circumstances of information education in the academy and elicited a vision and a concern for future directions in Australian information education.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)458-471
    Number of pages14
    JournalHigher Education Research and Development
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - 2015


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