Dr. Brenda van Wyk presents keynote address at ICIL 2022 conference

Posted on October 18, 2022

Dr. Brenda van Wyk presented a keynote address at the International Conference on Information Literacy (ICIL) 2022.

This is the second ICIL conference and the sister conference of the European Conference on Information Literacy (ECIL). The conference aimed to bring researchers, library and information services professionals, employers, media specialists, educators and policymakers together to confer on knowledge and experience, and to discuss recent developments and challenges in theory and practice.

Please see Dr. van Wyk’s abstract below:

Using Hybridity to enhance eResearch fluency

Literature abounds the lack of research and eResearch literacy fluency prevalent among emerging researchers. Research competency refers to the ability to apply a range of statistical, technical, and theoretical knowledge. E-research requires the use of information and communication technology to facilitate research and requires, inter alia, both academic and digital literacies. During the pandemic lockdown, a number of issues surfaced in the case presented: the lived extent and impact of digital exclusion, the inequality of the teaching and learning ecosystem were foremost in hampering the acquisitioning of eResearch skills. The address shared how a transboundary metacognitive model was implemented by acknowledging prevailing metacognitive injustices. The model explains how adopting a more accommodating space and a personal approach could alleviate fears of failure.

- Author Anneke Nel

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