Making Connections Overview
The Making Connections programme focuses on information literacy in school and workplace contexts, as a foundation for lifelong learning, effective problem-solving, decision-making, and resilience in a knowledge society.
Our research focuses on the characteristics, development and impact of information literacies in different contexts. These include schools, corporate and professional workplace environments (the “Making Connections” programme), as well as Higher Education. This research has been supported by grants from a wide range of sources including ESRC, SES, Re-source, Scottish Government and ITSN-ICS and is published in peer-reviewed journals in information and education disciplines.
Making Connections Research Projects
Our Making Connections research programme began in the late 1990s has been funded by a variety of sources including ESRC, SES, Scottish Government, SLIC.
- Information Literacy in the Workplace: An annotated bibliography. Professor Dorothy Williams, Katie Cooper and Caroline Wavell . Robert Gordon University Institute for Management, Governance & Society (IMaGeS) in association with InformAll, 2014 and subsequently to be updated annually.
- Impact of School Libraries on
Learning. Scottish Library and Information Council (SLIC), 2013.
- Effective Use of Information by SMEs.
- Making Connections: developing information literacy in students receiving support for learning. Scottish Executive Education Department, 2006.
- Teachers' Conceptions of Information Literacy in relation to Classroom Practice. Society for Educational Studies and RGU, 2004-2005.
- The Use of Research Information by Teachers: Information Literacy, Access and Attitudes. ESRC, 2002-2003.
Making Connections Team