Information Literacy (IL) has been named a key competence for the twenty-first century and is being progressively introduced in many compulsory school curricula. Nonetheless, the actual implementation of effective IL education cannot be carried out without the sound preparation of teachers. This study explores the naïve, pre-instruction conceptions of online information searching of pre-service pre-primary and primary teachers through the structured qualitative analysis of participant-produced screencasts. The results indicate that teachers have a mainly technical view of IL, leading them to focus on basic computer literacy skills (e.g., how to use a search engine) and to overlook mental processes (e.g., the definition of an information need or strategy). Implications for the development of pre-service teachers’ IL education are discussed.
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Botturi, L., & Beretta, C. (2022). Screencasting Information Literacy. Insights in pre-service teachers’ conception of online searching. Journal of Media Literacy Education, 14(3), 94-107. https://doi.org/10.23860/JMLE-2022-14-3-8