Postgraduate | CUR-INFM540 | 2024
Communities and Literacies
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- Study method
- 100% online
- 100% online
- Entry requirements
- No ATAR needed,
- No prior study
- 13 weeks
- 27 May 2024,
- 26 Aug 2024
About this subject
At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- relate knowledge of literacies and information practice to diverse communities
- examine appropriate modes of engagement for individuals and communities
- articulate the role of advocacy and marketing in information environments
- design an assessment activity related to information services and collections
- A week-by-week guide to the topics you will explore in this subject will be provided in your study materials.
Learn how information professionals link people with information, in the public and organisational spheres. The first part of the subject will focus on information users and communities, the theory and practice of information seeking and information behaviour. It will introduce students to activities undertaken by information services to engage and communicate with communities and contribute to social wellbeing. In the second part of the subject students will learn about the importance of advocacy and its role in social justice.
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- Essay (50%)
- Exercise (50%)
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