EMPATIC Workshop Poster - Higher Education Sector

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  • 1. International Workshop on Information Literacy Policies: Methodological Aspects Coordinator: Prof. Carla Basili, The National Research Council, Italy The European network on Information Literacy (EnIL), co-ordinatorThe EMPATIC project has been funded with support from the European Commission.This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be Location: The National Hellenic Research Foundation, Athens, Greeceheld responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein. 24 May 2011 Workshop Chair: About EMPATIC Prof. Carla Basili The EMPATIC (Empowering Autonomous Learning Through Information Competencies) project will create a The National Research Council, Italy, framework for the effective exploitation of the results of the Lifelong Learning Programme (LLP) and related pro- The European network on Information Literacy (EnIL), co-ordinator grammes relating to Information Literacy. Session Chair: Carla Basili, National Research Council, Rome, Italy Its main aims are to: Models of Information Literacy Policies in Higher Education • improve current perceptions among policy makers in Europe regarding the role, value and implementability of Rapporteurs: Sabina Cisek – Maria Próchnicka, Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland Information Literacy in learning Selected methodological issues in creating the Information Literacy development strategies • pave the way for the extended piloting and eventual mainstreaming of information competencies in all levels of education and their integration in the reform of curriculum frameworks. Rapporteur: Armando Malheiro da Silva, Faculty of Humanities, University of Porto, Portugal The core objectives of the project are to: Information Literacy in the European Higher Education Area: epistemological and theoretical aspects • draw together and valorise the results of previous Information Literacy initiatives and projects across the school, university, adult and vocational learning sectors Panel on Strategic and Interdisciplinary Approaches to Information Literacy Skills Panelists: • use this evidence to influence policy makers’ perceptions and actions to support a marked increase in piloting and mainstreaming of Information Literacy Angela Repanovici: Transilvania University Brasov, Romania have a significant impact on validating new learning paradigms and strategic thinking on curriculum reform Ane Landoy: Bergen University Library, Norway The main activities of the project have been structured into Manolis Koukourakis: Crete University Library, Greece work packages as follows: • Desk research Scope & rationale: • Dissemination Aim of the Workshop is to point out the strategic role of methodological approaches in Information Literacy Policy • Quality assurance and impact • Strategic modelling Analysis. Policy formulation and implementation is a complex process, deeply rooted in awareness of problems and • Validation prediction of impacts. The latter element constitutes the most fragile side of the process, since even the best model • Resource development of prediction cannot cope against unexpected events. A vast amount of «policy theory» literature has been pro- • Exploitation strategy duced, which proposes different models for predicting realistic system behaviours, without ever reaching a common • Project management consensus. Alternatively, a major trend towards effective policy formulation is a pragmatic approach based on evi- dence: policies are adopted on the basis of «what works» rather than ideology or intuition. Despite its more prag- EMPATIC Partners matic positioning with respect to policy theories, the evidence–based approach privileges 1. MDR Partners www.mdrpartners.com data and data structures, which are analysed through a systematic process of enquiry. The 2. CERIS Istituto di Ricerca sullImpresa e lo Sviluppo methodological dimension is evidently crucial in this approach, as a way to perform policy www.ceris.cnr.it/ analysis by applying scientific criteria. 3. Jagiellonian University, Institute of Information and Library Science www.uj.edu.pl/ Contact: Workshop Chair: Prof. Carla Basili Email: c.basili@ceris.cnr.it 4. TUC Technical University of Crete en.tuc.gr/ 5. The Turkish Librarians Association www.kutuphaneci.org.tr/ The National Hellenic Research Foundation 8 Vassileos Constantinou Ave., 11635 Athens, Greece