Student Perspectives

We will collect here metaliteracy-related items written or created by students that we find especially perceptive. As this content grows, we will undertake to categorize it for easier access.

Information Literacy and Metaliteracy Compared

“Information literacy is primarily concerned with the way in which people approach and engage with information. This relationship is largely unidirectional, having to do with information as an object of understanding through the frame of information literacy. Metaliteracy involves a more nuanced understanding of information literacy, seeking to broaden the conceptual/perceptual framework of our relationship with information, its relationship with ourselves, and its role in personal interaction. This is achieved through metacognitive reflection on the impact of information on ourselves, and how we employ and propagate it.”

Duncan Phillips, University at Albany UNL207x student, spring 2020

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