Nghiem Xuan Huy, Bui Thi Thanh Huyen

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The context of 4th Industrial Revolution has not only made changes in education methods, but also challenged learners. In higher education, learners are increasingly expected to learn actively by effectively exploring and using different information resources. Therefore, it is universities’ mission to acquire students with abilities in identifying their information needs, retrieving needed information, evaluating information, and using information legally and ethically in accordance with adademic regulations. In other words, those abilities are core elements of information literacy, which has been considered as an essential tool for improving students’
self-learning and lifelong learning capability at universities in Western countries. This paper aims at analyzing and clarifying the concept of information literacy in the context of Vietnamese higher education, evaluating the role of information literacy in student’s learning, and proposing solutions for developing information literacy for student at higher education institutions in Vietnam.

Keywords: Information literacy; higher education, learning ability, higher education student, education policies, learning outcomes.


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