PhD Defence by Grete Seland
User revealment revisited: Knowledge formation in the prefocus stage of information-based work tasks.The aim of this thesis has been to investigate how students gradually become more aware of their information needs during their work task process, specifically during the prefocus stage, before they have formulated a topical focus.
21.10.2014 kl. 13.00 - 16.00
The aim of this thesis has been to investigate how students gradually become more aware of their information needs during their work task process, specifically during the prefocus stage, before they have formulated a topical focus. The process of students clarifying their information needs was called cognitive user revealment. It was explored whether – and how – students might benefit from teachers’ terminological understanding of a topical area, as well as how students’ learning styles affect their formulation behaviour. The research topic has been explored with an interdisciplinary perspective, using information searching theory, cognitive linguistic theory, and cognitive psychological theory.
Professor Thomas Ryberg, Aalborg University (chair)
Senior Lecturer Jannica Heinström, Information Studies, School of Business and Economics, Åbo Akademi University
Professor Elaine Toms, Information School, The University of Sheffield
Professor Marianne Lykke, Aalborg University (main supervisior)
Professor Kristian Emil Kristoffersen, University of Oslo (co-supervisor)
The defence is followed by a reception.
Everybody is welcome!
Department of Communication and Psychology
Aalborg University, Rendsburggade 14, room 5.125 (please note room change)