Knowing and learning in everyday spaces (KALiEds): Mapping the information landscape of refugee youth learning in everyday spaces

Annemaree Lloyd, Jane Wilkinson

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Abstract

Refugee youth are faced with complex information needs that require them to identify and map the everyday spaces that can contribute
to their learning outside the formal schooling system. The use of everyday spaces by refugee youth aged 16–25 was investigated
using photovoice and interview data collection methods. The findings of the study suggest that the information needs and information
literacy practices of this cohort arise from the desire to connect with a new community, to learn new social rules and to become
established, while at the same time supporting the information needs of other family members and dealing with the social challenges
that arise from cultural expectations. These challenges require them to connect with a wide range of everyday spaces to support their
learning needs.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)300 - 312
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Information Science
Volume42
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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