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Date of this Version

Winter 1-14-2021

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The article will promote the adoption of integrated curriculum in information profession in Nigeria.

Abstract

Information is an integral aspect of human existence. The increase in knowledge has led to so many subject, themes and project to be accomplished in the learning experience of students and teachers resulting in information overload as the case maybe. To curtail this menace of information overload there is need to streamline searching and learning from wide array of subject matter leading to the development of curriculum that will suit each profession. The natural learning and students experience can be regarded as integrated curriculum that seeks to identify the need of education in this changing and dynamic world thus, proffering educational reforms to inculcate adequate learning experience. There are components that make up integrated curriculum like acquiring the right skill, content and higher level of thinking, learning around themes, establishing relationship among related discipline, emphasize in-depth understanding of concept, making learning lifelong, accommodate varieties of learning style and theories, establishing relationship with the industry and encourages active learning participation especially in real-life experience. Integrated curriculum establishes distinction among varied discipline. The adoption of integrated curriculum to the information profession will bring out the expected dynamism and innovation expected of information professionals in Nigeria thus with lot of real-time experience required for future employability acquired from Library and Information Science school. Also, the issue of curriculum development can be reduced when there is harmonized curriculum that is integrating among Library and Information Science schools.

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