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  • Information Literacy & Life Long Learning: C oncept and Importance
    • Albert K. Boekhorst
    • Universiteit van Amsterdam
    • University of Pretoria
    • Tallinn University
  • To survive and develop …
    • themselves people and organisations need knowledge on:
    • Themselves
    • Their physical environment
    • Their social environment
  • ‘ Survival of the Fittest’
    • Those who are better than others capable to satisfy their information needs in an effective and efficient way, are more capable to survive and develop themselves than … those with less advantageous traits ...
    • After Charles Darwin
    • "...it is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change ...“
    • Therefore a need to be ‘Information Literate’
  • 21st century… Information explotion CONSTANT CHANGE Technological developments Scientific developments Globalization Information dependency
  • technology life styles educational theories needs & requirements work environments job descriptions definition of literacy information CHANGE
  • Need for updating the existing knowledge Need for new skills Need for life long learning
  • Lifelong learning
    • All learning activities undertaken throughout life on an ongoing basis in a variety of formal and informal settings, with the aim of improving knowledge, skills, understanding and competence, within a personal, civic, social and/or employment-related perspective
    • ( NIACE , 2003)
  • Informatisation: Effects for people
    • Exponential growth of information, information media, information channels and information services
    • Growth of technology, tools and applications to retrieve, process and disseminate information
    • Changes in communication patterns and behaviour
    • 24/7
  • Information Needs Environment Social role Personal characteristics Information needs
  • Degree of information needs 4 High need of information 3 Moderate need of information high 2 Moderate need of information 1 Low need of information low high low importance uncertainty
  • Information Space
    • Observation: objects & processes
    • Conversation: persons
    • Consultation: recorded information
    • ‘ memory institutions’
    • Both real and virtual
    objects processes people recorded information real virtual EGO
  • Information literacy
    • Increasing complexity of environment leads to need for more skills to select, retrieve and process information
    • External factors create backlog
  • Information inequality Participating majority Information elite Excluded
  • American Library Association (1989)
    • Information literacy is a set of abilities requiring individuals to recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information
    • 2003 Prague Declaration
      • "Towards an Information Literate Society" and Information Society
    • 2005 Alexandria Declaration
      • Beacons of the Information Society
    • 2009? India
      • First World Conference on Information Literacy and Life Long Learning
  • Aspects
    • Recognition information need
    • Translation information need into query
    • Identification suitable information source
    • Application knowledge of relevant ICT
    • Selection, integration, dissemination of found information.
    • Continuous evaluation
  • recognize information need formulate information query knowledge information sources knowledge of ICT appliations selection intergration dissemination K K’ E1 E2 E3 E4 E5 1 2 3 4 5 1 E1 = evaluation moment = knowledge product
  • Iterating process 2. formulate information query 3. knowledge information sources 4. knowledge of ICT applications 5. selection intergration dissemination evaluation moment 1. recognize information need 1’. recognize information need
  • SCONUL 7 pillars of information literacy http://www.sconul.ac.uk/ Recognise information need Distinguish ways of addressing gap Construct strategies for locating Synthesise and create Organise, apply and communicate Compare and evaluate Locate and access Information Literacy Basic Library Skills & IT Skills
  • Related terms Information competencies User training Library orientation Information skills Information fluency Bibliographic instruction User education Information literacy
  • Harris & Hodges (1995)
    • Adult literacy
    • Advanced literacy
    • Basic literacy
    • Biliteracy
    • Community literacy
    • Computer literacy
    • Critical literacy
    • Cultural literacy
    • Emergent literacy
    • Family literacy
    • Functional literacy
    • Informational literacy
    • Marginal literacy
    • Media literacy
    • Minimal literacy
    • Restricted literacy
    • Survival literacy
    • Visual literacy
    • Workplace literacy
    • IL and Media Literacy
    • Expert meeting UNESCO
      • Paris 16-18 June 2008
  • 3 concepts
    • The ICT concept:
      • Information literacy refers to the competence to use ICT to retrieve and disseminate information.
    • The information (re)sources concept:
      • Information literacy refers to the competence to find and use information independently or with the aid of intermediaries.
    • The information process concept:
      • Information literacy refers to the process of recognizing information need, the retrieving, evaluating, use and dissemination of information to acquire or extend knowledge.
  • Information Rich - Poor person rich poor environment rich poor A = Information Rich person in Information Rich environment A C = Information Rich person in Information Poor environment C D = Information Poor person in Information Rich environment D B = Information Poor person in Information Poor environment B C’ A ’
  • How: by learning
    • In the socialisation process:
      • ‘ By doing’
      • Formal education
      • Informal education
  • Governments
    • National governments have a specific responsibility:
      • They determine the form and content of the educational system in which pupils are prepared for their future lives as responsible and participative citizens
  • Becoming information literate
    • Cannot be learned in a distinct subject
    • Integrated in any subject
    • Coordination between ‘teachers’ & ‘librarians’
  • Information Literacy Continum Catts&Lau 2008
  • Catts&Lau 2008
  • Learning Line & Moments Educational level A Educational level B Educational level C Life Long Learning curriculum time
  • Aim
    • From
      • Unconscious Incompetent
    • Via
      • Conscious Incompetent
    • To
      • Conscious Competent
  • Stakeholders
    • Management institute/school
    • Teachers
    • ‘ Librarians’
  • So far ‘ Information literacy’
    • Is a container concept
    • It’s a dynamic concept
    • Being ‘Information Literate’ is a competence :
      • a critical Attitude about:
        • What am I doing?
        • What for am I doing this?
        • With what am I doing this?
      • Knowledge about:
        • the organization and quality of information resources and -channels
        • acquiring access to information
      • Skills : being able to use required skills and technology
    • Part of Life Long Learning
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  • IFLA Information Literacy Section
    • http://www.ifla.org/VII/s42/index.htm
    • InfoLit: IFLA Information Literacy Section Discussion List
    • Infolitglobal http://www.infolitglobal.info/
    • IL logo http://www.infolitglobal.info/logo/
  • Questions?
    • [email_address]