The Scottish Information Literacy Project: working with partners to create an information literate Scotland Information Li...
What is Information? <ul><li>What does information look like? </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Text </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><...
What is Information Literacy? <ul><li>Definitions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Should there just be one definition?  </li></ul></...
Who is Information Literacy for? <ul><li>Librarians? </li></ul><ul><li>Education? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Students - Higher ...
What does Information look like to you? What does Information Literacy mean to you?
Information looks like this
Information looks like this
Information looks like this
Information looks like this
Information looks like this
Curriculum for Excellence <ul><li>Texts  are defined as ‘the medium through which ideas, experiences, opinions and  inform...
Information Literacy? <ul><li>&quot;Information literacy is knowing when and why you need information, where to find it, a...
Information Literacy is  for everyone <ul><li>“ In an era of lifelong learning, this effectively means that information li...
Curriculum for Excellence (2009)  Literacy across learning <ul><li>“ Children and young people not only need to be able to...
Curriculum for Excellence (2009) Information Literacy <ul><li>information literacy can be found in Curriculum for Excellen...
Information literacy looks like this in Nursery  Blooming Blooms - Kilmacolm Nursery http://caledonianblogs.net/nilfs/2010...
An Information Literate Society <ul><li>“ For all societies, Information Literacy is becoming an increasingly important co...
 
 
http://caledonianblogs.net/nilfs/
Contact details  <ul><li>Christine Irving </li></ul><ul><li>Researcher / Project Officer </li></ul><ul><li>Milton Street B...
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Information Literacy presentation / lecture to LIS students at University of Strathclyde 2nd March 2010

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  • Parents?
  • 10 minute discussion in groups of 3 / 4 and 15 minutes feedback.
  • and map of Skye used for hill walking – navigation, contours to depict how steep the ground is.
  • and printed timetable?
  • Timetable for a Junior 1 class (5 year olds), St Margaret’s School, Edinburgh courtesy of Lisa Bonar class teacher
  • Art, picture, sculpture, person? Picture used by Lisa Bonar for her art of the week for Junior 1 class (5 year olds), St Margaret’s School, Edinburgh.
  • National Information Literacy Framework (Scotland)
  • National Information Literacy Framework (Scotland)
  • Information Literacy - what is it, who is it for and what does it mean to you?

    1. 1. The Scottish Information Literacy Project: working with partners to create an information literate Scotland Information Literacy What is it, who is it for and what does it mean to you?   Christine Irving, Researcher / Project Officer, Scottish Information Literacy Project, Glasgow Caledonian University
    2. 2. What is Information? <ul><li>What does information look like? </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Text </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Journal articles </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Websites </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>? </li></ul></ul></ul>
    3. 3. What is Information Literacy? <ul><li>Definitions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Should there just be one definition? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>but </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>which definition should you choose? </li></ul></ul>
    4. 4. Who is Information Literacy for? <ul><li>Librarians? </li></ul><ul><li>Education? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Students - Higher Education or Further Education? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pupils – Secondary Schools, Primary Schools and or Nursery? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Workplace? </li></ul><ul><li>Society? </li></ul>
    5. 5. What does Information look like to you? What does Information Literacy mean to you?
    6. 6. Information looks like this
    7. 7. Information looks like this
    8. 8. Information looks like this
    9. 9. Information looks like this
    10. 10. Information looks like this
    11. 11. Curriculum for Excellence <ul><li>Texts are defined as ‘the medium through which ideas, experiences, opinions and information can be communicated’ which covers all different formats: </li></ul><ul><li>novels, short stories, plays, poems </li></ul><ul><li>reference texts </li></ul><ul><li>the spoken word </li></ul><ul><li>charts, maps, graphs and timetables </li></ul><ul><li>advertisements, promotional leaflets </li></ul><ul><li>comics, newspapers and magazines </li></ul><ul><li>CVs, letters and emails </li></ul><ul><li>films, games and TV programmes </li></ul><ul><li>labels, signs and posters </li></ul><ul><li>recipes, manuals and instructions </li></ul><ul><li>reports and reviews </li></ul><ul><li>text messages, blogs and social networking sites </li></ul><ul><li>web pages, catalogues and directories </li></ul>
    12. 12. Information Literacy? <ul><li>&quot;Information literacy is knowing when and why you need information, where to find it, and how to evaluate, use and communicate it in an ethical manner.&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>This definition implies several skills … (or competencies) that are required to be information literate … an understanding of: </li></ul><ul><li>A need for information </li></ul><ul><li>The resources available </li></ul><ul><li>How to find information </li></ul><ul><li>The need to evaluate results </li></ul><ul><li>How to work with or exploit results </li></ul><ul><li>Ethics and responsibility of use </li></ul><ul><li>How to communicate or share your findings </li></ul><ul><li>How to manage your findings </li></ul><ul><li>CILIP (2004) </li></ul><ul><li>www.cilip.org.uk/get-involved/advocacy/learning/information-literacy/pages/definition.aspx </li></ul>
    13. 13. Information Literacy is for everyone <ul><li>“ In an era of lifelong learning, this effectively means that information literacy has relevance for all ages from primary school to senior citizens. Information literate people understand more than how to find information, they understand its limitations and the need to examine how they use information, and they understand how to manage and communicate information. Information literacy is an essential and discrete dexterity – everyone relies on information everyday.” CILIP </li></ul><ul><li>www.cilip.org.uk/get-involved/advocacy/learning/information-literacy/pages/introduction.aspx </li></ul>
    14. 14. Curriculum for Excellence (2009) Literacy across learning <ul><li>“ Children and young people not only need to be able to read for information; they also need to be able to work out what trust they should place on the information and to identify when and how people are aiming to persuade or influence them.” </li></ul><ul><li>Curriculum for Excellence (2009) Literacy across learning Principles and practice, available at: http://www.ltscotland.org.uk/Images/literacy_across_learning_principles_practice_tcm4-540108.pdf </li></ul>
    15. 15. Curriculum for Excellence (2009) Information Literacy <ul><li>information literacy can be found in Curriculum for Excellence Literacy across learning experiences and outcomes: </li></ul><ul><li>finding and using information in the listening and talking, and reading sections </li></ul><ul><li>understanding, analysing and evaluating in listening and talking, and reading sections &quot;to encourage progression in understanding of texts, developing not only literal understanding but also the higher order skills&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>organising and using information in the writing section </li></ul><ul><li>www.ltscotland.org.uk/curriculumforexcellence/responsibilityofall/literacy/index.asp </li></ul>
    16. 16. Information literacy looks like this in Nursery Blooming Blooms - Kilmacolm Nursery http://caledonianblogs.net/nilfs/2010/02/25/questioning-kilmacolms-innovative-blooming-blooms-approach/
    17. 17. An Information Literate Society <ul><li>“ For all societies, Information Literacy is becoming an increasingly important component of not only literacy policies and strategies, but also of global policies to promote human development.” </li></ul><ul><li>UNESCO (2003) Towards an Information Literate Society </li></ul><ul><li>http://portal.unesco.org/ci/en/ev.php-URL_ID=13272&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECTION=201.html </li></ul>
    18. 20. http://caledonianblogs.net/nilfs/
    19. 21. Contact details <ul><li>Christine Irving </li></ul><ul><li>Researcher / Project Officer </li></ul><ul><li>Milton Street Building </li></ul><ul><li>MS005 (ground floor) </li></ul><ul><li>Glasgow Caledonian University </li></ul><ul><li>Cowcaddens Road </li></ul><ul><li>Glasgow, G4 0BA </li></ul><ul><li>Tel: 0141-273 -1249 </li></ul><ul><li>Email [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Project website www.caledonian.ac.uk/ils/ </li></ul><ul><li>Project blog http://caledonianblogs.net/information-literacy/ </li></ul><ul><li>Framework http://caledonianblogs.net/nilfs/ </li></ul>
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