The module introduces students to the central theories and research traditions in the field of information science, including theories on Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), interaction design and information architecture, information seeking, behaviour, and practice, as well as theories on digital collaboration and learning.
The student must through the module gain knowledge and understanding of:
central theories on HCI, interaction design, and information architecture
central theories on information seeking, behaviour, and practice
central theories on digital collaboration and learning
The student must through the module acquire skills in:
mastering the theories and research traditions in information science
discussing and comparing the different theories and paradigms of the discipline with a view to formulating appropriate analyses and solutions to real-world problems
communicating and discussing research-based knowledge and problem statements with peers in multi-disciplinary collaborations
The student must through the module acquire competences in:
being able to independently initiate and conduct professional and multi-disciplinary collaborations
being able to independently apply and operationalize relevant theories and traditions from information science in order to solve ICT-related problems
being able to take responsibility for their own professional development, rooted in an understanding of the discipline’s theories and research traditions from a problem-based perspective
Reference is made to §17.
|Name of exam||Theories & Traditions in Information Studies|
|Type of exam|
Written examThe exam takes form of a written homework assignment in which the student answers the question(s) based on a syllabus for the assignment.
The assignment is prepared individually.
Total number of pages: The assignment must consist of minimum 12 and maximum 15 pages.
The assignment is assessed by the examiner and extern examinar.
All written and all electronic aids
|Assessment||7-point grading scale|
|Type of grading||External examination|
|Criteria of assessment||The criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures|
|Danish title||Teorier og tilgange til informationsvidenskab|
KA 1. semester
|Language of instruction||English|
|Location of the lecture||Campus Copenhagen|
|Responsible for the module|
|Study Board||Study Board of Communication and Digital Media|
|Department||Department of Communication and Psychology|
|Faculty||Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities|