How to enhance your students’ information skills?

How to enhance your students’ information skills?

Published on 26 Aug 2020

This blog post presents the research and evidence that provides insights into how to enhance your students’ information skills.

How can you, as a teacher, enhance your students’ information skills?

That is one of the central questions of the Information-Wise projects. To answer this question, the project team gathered evidence to get an in-depth understanding of the current status of information skills of the Maastricht University (UM) student.


How was evidence gathered?

Through a UM-wide survey, guerrilla interviews, a quick scan and two literature reviews regarding the changing information landscape and analysing informed learning. All these findings led to a number of recommendations, visualised in the infographic.

Overall, the project team recommends taking a constructive alignment approach when integrating information literacy practices in your courses and curricula.


What does that mean?

Scholars indicate that information literacy education integrated into the curricu-lum results in deeper understanding of the subject content because it guides students in how to gather, evaluate, and apply the information needed to complete the coursework (Dodd, 2007; Maybee, Bruce, Lupton, & Rebmann, 2017).

In order to constructively align and improve information literacy teaching in faculty curricula we propose the 8 recommendations, presented in the infographic.

For a more in-depth explanation of the recommendations and full details of the research part of this pro-ject, please read the project midterm report.


Interested in the literature reviews? Read the open monograph.

  • Author: Julie de Ronde, Project coordinator Innovation EDLAB


This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) License.


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