Information Literacy Overview

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A brief overview of information literacy referencing Partnership for 21st Century Skills

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  • Information Literacy Overview

    1. 1. <ul><li>Definition: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“To be information literate, a person must be able to recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate , evaluate , and use effectively the needed information.” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>American Library Association Presidential Committee on Information Literacy Final Report , January 10, 1989 </li></ul></ul>Information Literacy
    2. 2. <ul><li>Definition: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>About Information Literacy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ERIC Digest at SPSD InfoTech </li></ul></ul>Information Literacy
    3. 3. <ul><li>Search Google </li></ul><ul><li>“Information Literacy” – 11,100,000 </li></ul><ul><li>“Information and Communications Technology” – 5,300,000 </li></ul>Information Literacy
    4. 4. <ul><li>Report: </li></ul><ul><li>Similar to 1991 SCANS </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Higher order thinking skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Personal Abilities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Technology Skills </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Confirming Essentials </li></ul>Information Literacy
    5. 5. <ul><li>Six Key Elements: </li></ul><ul><li>Core Subjects </li></ul><ul><li>Learning Skills </li></ul><ul><li>21 st Century Tools </li></ul><ul><li>21 st Century Context </li></ul><ul><li>21 st Century Content </li></ul><ul><li>Assessments that Measure 21 st Century Skills </li></ul>Information Literacy
    6. 6. <ul><li>Keys from The Report </li></ul><ul><li>We can… </li></ul><ul><li>Emphasize 21 st century learning skills </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Locating information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Evaluating resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use information effectively and efficiently </li></ul></ul>Information Literacy
    7. 7. <ul><li>Keys from The Report </li></ul><ul><li>We can… </li></ul><ul><li>Teach with 21 st century learning tools </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Blogging </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Podcasting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Smartboards </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaborative tools </li></ul></ul>Information Literacy
    8. 8. Information Literacy We can’t teach them everything, but we can equip them with the skills to learn anything.

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