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Information Literacy Programs in the Field of Law: Case Study of Two Law Faculties in Croatia

  • Dejana GolenkoEmail author
  • Kornelija Petr Balog
  • Ljiljana Siber
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 676)

Abstract

This paper presents findings of the research whose goal was to investigate and identify the key elements for a successful formal inclusion of information literacy (IL) programs into the curriculum and strategic documents at the institutional level of law faculties in Croatia based on the viewpoint of the senior administration of two Croatian law faculties (in Rijeka and Osijek). We collected the data through the qualitative method of semi-structured interviews. All together, nine interviewes were conducted: in Rijeka we interviewed four vice-deans and in Osijek a dean, three vice-deans and a representative of the decision-making faculty body on strategic documents and institution’s curriculum. The findings reveal that, although our respondents do not agree which term is broader and which narrower in meaning (‘information literacy’ (IL) and ‘legal research’ (LR)), they all strongly support the inclusion of IL into the institutional curriculum.

Keywords

Curriculum Information literacy Law faculties Strategic documents Republic of Croatia 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dejana Golenko
    • 1
    Email author
  • Kornelija Petr Balog
    • 2
  • Ljiljana Siber
    • 3
  1. 1.Faculty of LawUniversity of RijekaRijekaCroatia
  2. 2.Faculty of Humanities and Social SciencesUniversity of OsijekOsijekCroatia
  3. 3.Faculty of LawUniversity of OsijekOsijekCroatia

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