use information effectively, confidently and independently
is an important goal of education particularly in light
of the changing nature of work and the information explosion.
It is no longer possible to learn a job and expect the
skills initially acquired to last a lifetime.
is therefore important to learn how to learn.
skills are needed to make efficient and effective use
of information. It is important that students learn
to sift the relevant information from the irrelevant.
Access to and management of information is therefore
crucial. Just like any other skill acquisition,
students need to practise their information skills.
The research process provides those opportunities.