Guest seminar - Geoff Walton
Title: Information discernment: cognitive questioning and the defeat of fake news?
Geoff Walton from the Manchester Metropolitan University will be visiting us as an Erasmus Mobility Scholar.
The theory of information discernment discussed here is a synthesis of models, research and scholarship from the fields of information literacy and information behaviour. Information discernment is summarised as:the ways in which social, psychological, behavioural and information source factors influence peoples’ judgements about information. Attendant psychological notions of worldview, misinformation, confirmation bias, motivated reasoning and epistemic beliefs will be explored to determine how these articulate and enrich this new theory. It is argued that, by understanding the process of information discernment, it may be possible to create learning interventions which enable people to question the information they consume and more readily recognise the mis-information they encounter.
In charge of seminar and chair: prof Annemaree Lloyd
Final seminar - Syed Rahmat Ullah Shah
Mid seminar - Pieta Eklund
Mid seminar - Pussadee Nonthacumjane
Title: Roles and competencies of information professionals working in Local Information Centers in Provincial University Libraries in Thailand
Guest seminar - Sofia Lindström
Joint iSchool Research Seminar with the Universities of Copenhagen and Borås (IVA and BHS)
Kick-off for the seminar-course.
Plan seminar - Kristin Johansson
Plan seminar - Elisa Tattersall Wallin
Guest seminar - Vappu Renko, PhD Student, University of Jyväskylä
Title: Direction of decentralisation: comparing regional cultural policy models in Finland and Sweden.