Motivating Learners Through Information Literacy

  • Clarence MaybeeEmail author
  • Michael Flierl
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 676)


This paper introduces a model for creating information literacy learning activities that motivate students. The model draws from informed learning, an approach to information literacy that emphasizes the role that information plays in fostering learning about a subject. Self-determination theory, a motivational theory that focuses on enabling self-determined learners, is applied within the informed learning framework. The results of the investigation outline characteristics of motivating learning activities that enable learning subject content through engagement with information. The model is intended to be used by librarians when working with classroom teachers to foster greater student learning gains through creative and reflective engagement with information.


Informed learning Self-determination theory Student motivation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Purdue University, LibrariesWest LafayetteUSA

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