Information Literacy Instruction Methods for Lower Secondary Education in Finland

  • Tuulikki Alamettälä
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 552)


This paper presents a research plan about information literacy instruction methods for lower secondary education in Finland. The aim of the research is to develop new practices for information literacy instruction in collaboration with the teachers by applying a design-based research approach. Guided Inquiry, a teaching model for information literacy, is used as the pedagogical framework. The research will be conducted as a longitudinal intervention study in a Finnish comprehensive school (grades 7–9). Three modules for information literacy instruction will be designed in cooperation with teachers who have been familiarized with the Guided Inquiry model. The modules will be integrated into three courses taking place during one school year. After evaluation and redesign, the modules will be tested with new pupils the following year. Selected classes not exposed to the intervention are studied as a control group.


Information literacy instruction Guided inquiry Design-based research Lower secondary education 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of TampereTampereFinland

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