Beyond Arcadia:    ANCIL at CambridgeDr Jane Secker & Dr Emma CoonanDr Helen Webster & Katy Wrathall       libraries@cambr...
The Arcadia Programme
Phase 1: May-July 2011Develop a new, revolutionary curriculum forinformation literacy in a digital agehttp://arcadiaprojec...
“Information literacy … empowers people in all walks of life to seek, evaluate, use and create    information effectively ...
Aims: in 10 weeksUnderstand the needs of undergraduates entering HEover the coming 5 yearsMap the current landscape of inf...
MethodModified Delphi study • means of obtaining expert future forecasting • consulted widely in the fields of information...
Expert consultationLibrarians, researchers, educators, trainee teachers,school librariansHow you teach at least as importa...
Our experts said …     Format and structure of     the curriculum                                          Modular, flexib...
And don’t forget …    Use of audits                                       AssessmentMeaningful assessment Learning outcome...
Curriculum strands1. Transition from school to higher education2. Becoming an independent learner3. Developing academic li...
Information literacy is a continuum of skills,behaviours, approaches and values that is sodeeply entwined with the uses of...
Phase 2: Oct-Dec 2011Strategies for implementing theCurriculum for Information LiteracyDr Helen Webster & Katy Wrathallhtt...
Aims - also in 10 weeksScope possible implementation strategies What provision already exists? Who might deliver or suppor...
What’s new about        the New Curriculum?It’s a curriculum
What’s new about                   the New Curriculum?It doesn’t belong to any one profession
Map of information literacy             at Cambridge
What might the curriculum                                  be used for?   benchmarking/                                 fr...
Where to start?!   Institutional   Audit tool    Teaching    toolkit
Delivery formats              Subject expertiseStaff-led                            Student-                              ...
Project outputs:Recommendations                         Cambridge ANCIL for Colleges ANCIL for Faculties ANCIL at Cambridg...
An Information LiteracyStrategy for Cambridge?
Project outputs:other institutions
ANCIL research outputsPhase 1 reports Executive summary, expert consultation report, and theoretical background Curriculum...
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Beyond Arcadia: ANCIL at Cambridge

  1. 1. Beyond Arcadia: ANCIL at CambridgeDr Jane Secker & Dr Emma CoonanDr Helen Webster & Katy Wrathall libraries@cambridge 2012
  2. 2. The Arcadia Programme
  3. 3. Phase 1: May-July 2011Develop a new, revolutionary curriculum forinformation literacy in a digital agehttp://arcadiaproject.lib.cam.ac.uk/projects/information-literacy.html
  4. 4. “Information literacy … empowers people in all walks of life to seek, evaluate, use and create information effectively to achieve their personal, social, occupational and educationalgoals. It is a basic human right in a digital world and promotes social inclusion in all nations.” UNESCO (2005) Alexandria Proclamation
  5. 5. Aims: in 10 weeksUnderstand the needs of undergraduates entering HEover the coming 5 yearsMap the current landscape of information literacyDevelop practical curriculum and supportingresources
  6. 6. MethodModified Delphi study • means of obtaining expert future forecasting • consulted widely in the fields of information and educationLiterature review • theoretical overview of the field • conflicts in terminology, pedagogic approach, valuesExpert workshop • method, findings and preliminary curriculum presented • curriculum refined in light of feedback
  7. 7. Expert consultationLibrarians, researchers, educators, trainee teachers,school librariansHow you teach at least as important as what youteachMust be embedded into the academic curriculum anddisciplines will varyMust be based on real needs: students are nothomogeneousMust be opportunities for reflection
  8. 8. Our experts said … Format and structure of the curriculum Modular, flexible holistic, embedded, relevant to students Online / face to faceActive learning: discussion and reflection Training > Teaching Teaching style and method of delivery When? Who teaches?
  9. 9. And don’t forget … Use of audits AssessmentMeaningful assessment Learning outcomes How to market IL to different audiences Marketing / hooks Aligning the curriculum content to discipline specific knowledge, skills and behaviour
  10. 10. Curriculum strands1. Transition from school to higher education2. Becoming an independent learner3. Developing academic literacies4. Mapping and evaluating the information landscape5. Resource discovery in your discipline6. Managing information7. Ethical dimension of information8. Presenting and communicating knowledge9. Synthesising information and creating new knowledge10. Social dimension of information literacy
  11. 11. Information literacy is a continuum of skills,behaviours, approaches and values that is sodeeply entwined with the uses of information as to be a fundamental element of learning, scholarship and research.It is the defining characteristic of the discerningscholar, the informed and judicious citizen, and the autonomous learner. ANCIL definition of information literacy (2011)
  12. 12. Phase 2: Oct-Dec 2011Strategies for implementing theCurriculum for Information LiteracyDr Helen Webster & Katy Wrathallhttp://arcadiaproject.lib.cam.ac.uk/projects/strategies-for-implementation.html
  13. 13. Aims - also in 10 weeksScope possible implementation strategies What provision already exists? Who might deliver or support ANCIL within an institution? What formats might delivery take? What is needed to support delivery?Develop resources to support implementation For individual institutions Generic, adaptable resources for any institution
  14. 14. What’s new about the New Curriculum?It’s a curriculum
  15. 15. What’s new about the New Curriculum?It doesn’t belong to any one profession
  16. 16. Map of information literacy at Cambridge
  17. 17. What might the curriculum be used for? benchmarking/ framework to inform diagnostic tool strategy, learning outcomes and marking criteria ANCILguidance model audit tool: institutional, faculty/college, individual teaching resources
  18. 18. Where to start?! Institutional Audit tool Teaching toolkit
  19. 19. Delivery formats Subject expertiseStaff-led Student- led Professional expertise
  20. 20. Project outputs:Recommendations Cambridge ANCIL for Colleges ANCIL for Faculties ANCIL at Cambridge*Resources (hosted on the ANCIL wiki) ANCIL for supervisors Supervision teaching resources Information literacy First Aid ANCIL for Cambridge libraries ANCIL: the video Librarians in Training workshop Transkills workshop
  21. 21. An Information LiteracyStrategy for Cambridge?
  22. 22. Project outputs:other institutions
  23. 23. ANCIL research outputsPhase 1 reports Executive summary, expert consultation report, and theoretical background Curriculum and supporting documents http://newcurriculum.wordpress.com/Phase 2 resources and case studies Case studies - University of Worcester, York St John University Cambridge resources http://implementingancil.pbworks.comYouTube Video Search for “ANCIL curriculum” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vY-V2givIiE

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