Professor Erica McWilliam, keynote at ASLA XXIII Biennial Conference
The burgeoning volume, variety, velocity and veracity of the data that is shaping our social world means that we cannot hope to teach the next generation of young people what they need to know to live, learn and earn well. What we can and must do is to build young people's capacity to manage their own learning in such a way that they can engage meaningfully and ethically with a world replete with uncertain data and unfamiliar concepts and processes. In the era of Big Data, much of the information that young people encounter is fictitious or misleading. Given this, our pedagogy needs to assist young people to transcend a 'type and pray' approach to investigating information. Erica's presentation explores the challenges of pedagogy in the era of Big Data, and how we might respond more realistically in our libraries and classrooms.