Master of Science Ellen Nierenberg

Master of Science Ellen Nierenberg disputerer for ph.d.-graden i helsevitenskap og vil offentlig forsvare avhandlingen:

“Understanding the development of information literacy in higher education: Knowing, doing, and feeling”

Avhandlingen er tilgjengelig her!

The doctoral thesis!

Auditoriet er åpent for publikum, men vil også bli strømmet.

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Prøveforelesning starter kl. 12.15:

«Barriers and Enablers to Information Literacy Development: What Practices Are Recommended for Librarians and Other Instructors» 

Prøveforelesningen vil også bli strømmet/the trial lecture will also be streamed!


Disputas starter kl 14.15

Disputasen vil bli strømmet/ The defence will be streamed!


Opptak av disputasen vil være tilgjengelig i et døgn.

The auditorium is open to the public.

A recording of the disputation will be available for 24 hours.


Populærvitenskapelig sammendrag av avhandlingen:

Information literacy (IL), the ability to find, evaluate, and effectively use information, is commonly taught in higher education. Information literate people think critically and can better detect fake news and conspiracy theories, and students who have these skills can correctly cite their information sources and thereby avoid plagiarism. In this dissertation, mixed methods were employed to explore the development of IL knowledge, skills, and interest in undergraduates over three years. Findings show that students’ knowledge and skills increase significantly, while the more subjective experience of interest varies more. Some students experience changes in identity and thereby transformative learning as their IL competence grows. Freely available tools were developed to measure IL, including a test, two assignments, and a questionnaire. Educators can use these instruments to assess student IL learning. This dissertation thereby makes contributions to both IL research and practice.



Professor Tove Irene Dahl, Institutt for psykologi, Det helsevitenskapelige fakultet, UiT Norges arktiske universitet


Førstebibliotekar Torstein Låg, Universitetsbiblioteket, UiT Norges arktiske universitet

Professor Mariann Solberg, Institutt for lærerutdanning og pedagogikk, Fakultet for humaniora, samfunnsvitenskap og lærerutdanning, UiT Norges arktiske universitet


Senior Lecturer Educational Development, Jane Secker, City, University of London - 1. opponent.

Professor Emeritus, Diane Lemonnier Schallert, University of Texas at Austin - 2. opponent.

Universitetslektor, Espen Bjørkedal, Institutt for psykologi, Det helsevitenskapelige fakultet, UiT Norges arktiske universitet – leder av komité.

Disputasleder: Professor Matthias Mittner, Institutt for psykologi, Det helsevitenskapelige fakultet, UiT Norges arktiske universitet, Det helsevitenskapelige fakultet, UiT Norges arktiske universitet.

When: 25.11.22 at 12.15–16.15
Where: Aud Cortex
Location / Campus: Tromsø
Target group: Employees, Students, Guests, Invited
Contact: Andrea Jennerwein
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