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Map of study profiles: comparing the curricula of Library and Information Science in Opava

Summary: The paper presents a comparative analysis of two independent programmes of Library and Information Science implemented at the Silesian University in Opava. The aim of the comparative study is to reveal the extent to which both closely related field compete with one another. The study programmes have been analyzed by the method of curriculum mapping using shaded Venn diagrams. The visualized profiles of study are compared from the viewpoint of professional identity, diversity of the fields of study, interdisciplinarity features, and scientific character of the curricula. The result of the comparison resides is identifiying of the fields domains whose development can ensure higher competitiveness to programmes.


Keywords: comparative analysis of study profile, curriculum mapping, professional identity, competitiveness, Venn diagrams

PhDr. Michal Lorenz, Ph.D. / Masaryk University, Faculty of Arts, Division of Information and Library Studies, Arna Nováka 1, 602 00 Brno, Czech Republic

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Dec 21, 2016
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