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  1. 1. Information Literacy & Life Long Learning: C oncept and Importance <ul><li>Albert K. Boekhorst </li></ul><ul><li>Universiteit van Amsterdam </li></ul><ul><li>University of Pretoria </li></ul><ul><li>Tallinn University </li></ul>
  2. 2. To survive and develop … <ul><li>themselves people and organisations need knowledge on: </li></ul><ul><li>Themselves </li></ul><ul><li>Their physical environment </li></ul><ul><li>Their social environment </li></ul>
  3. 3. ‘ Survival of the Fittest’ <ul><li>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 ... </li></ul><ul><li>After Charles Darwin </li></ul><ul><li>&quot; is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change ...“ </li></ul><ul><li>Therefore a need to be ‘Information Literate’ </li></ul>
  4. 4. 21st century… Information explotion CONSTANT CHANGE Technological developments Scientific developments Globalization Information dependency
  5. 5. technology life styles educational theories needs & requirements work environments job descriptions definition of literacy information CHANGE
  6. 6. Need for updating the existing knowledge Need for new skills Need for life long learning
  7. 7. Lifelong learning <ul><li>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 </li></ul><ul><li>( NIACE , 2003) </li></ul>
  8. 8. Informatisation: Effects for people <ul><li>Exponential growth of information, information media, information channels and information services </li></ul><ul><li>Growth of technology, tools and applications to retrieve, process and disseminate information </li></ul><ul><li>Changes in communication patterns and behaviour </li></ul><ul><li>24/7 </li></ul>
  9. 9. Information Needs Environment Social role Personal characteristics Information needs
  10. 10. 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
  11. 11. Information Space <ul><li>Observation: objects & processes </li></ul><ul><li>Conversation: persons </li></ul><ul><li>Consultation: recorded information </li></ul><ul><li>‘ memory institutions’ </li></ul><ul><li>Both real and virtual </li></ul>objects processes people recorded information real virtual EGO
  12. 12. Information literacy <ul><li>Increasing complexity of environment leads to need for more skills to select, retrieve and process information </li></ul><ul><li>External factors create backlog </li></ul>
  13. 13. Information inequality Participating majority Information elite Excluded
  14. 14. American Library Association (1989) <ul><li>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 </li></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>2003 Prague Declaration </li></ul><ul><ul><li>&quot;Towards an Information Literate Society&quot; and Information Society </li></ul></ul><ul><li>2005 Alexandria Declaration </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Beacons of the Information Society </li></ul></ul><ul><li>2009? India </li></ul><ul><ul><li>First World Conference on Information Literacy and Life Long Learning </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Aspects <ul><li>Recognition information need </li></ul><ul><li>Translation information need into query </li></ul><ul><li>Identification suitable information source </li></ul><ul><li>Application knowledge of relevant ICT </li></ul><ul><li>Selection, integration, dissemination of found information. </li></ul><ul><li>Continuous evaluation </li></ul>
  17. 17. 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
  18. 18. 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
  19. 19. SCONUL 7 pillars of information literacy 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
  20. 20. Related terms Information competencies User training Library orientation Information skills Information fluency Bibliographic instruction User education Information literacy
  21. 21. Harris & Hodges (1995) <ul><li>Adult literacy </li></ul><ul><li>Advanced literacy </li></ul><ul><li>Basic literacy </li></ul><ul><li>Biliteracy </li></ul><ul><li>Community literacy </li></ul><ul><li>Computer literacy </li></ul><ul><li>Critical literacy </li></ul><ul><li>Cultural literacy </li></ul><ul><li>Emergent literacy </li></ul><ul><li>Family literacy </li></ul><ul><li>Functional literacy </li></ul><ul><li>Informational literacy </li></ul><ul><li>Marginal literacy </li></ul><ul><li>Media literacy </li></ul><ul><li>Minimal literacy </li></ul><ul><li>Restricted literacy </li></ul><ul><li>Survival literacy </li></ul><ul><li>Visual literacy </li></ul><ul><li>Workplace literacy </li></ul>
  22. 22. <ul><li>IL and Media Literacy </li></ul><ul><li>Expert meeting UNESCO </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Paris 16-18 June 2008 </li></ul></ul>
  23. 23. 3 concepts <ul><li>The ICT concept: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Information literacy refers to the competence to use ICT to retrieve and disseminate information. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The information (re)sources concept: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Information literacy refers to the competence to find and use information independently or with the aid of intermediaries. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The information process concept: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Information literacy refers to the process of recognizing information need, the retrieving, evaluating, use and dissemination of information to acquire or extend knowledge. </li></ul></ul>
  24. 24. 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 ’
  25. 25. How: by learning <ul><li>In the socialisation process: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>‘ By doing’ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Formal education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Informal education </li></ul></ul>
  26. 26. Governments <ul><li>National governments have a specific responsibility: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>They determine the form and content of the educational system in which pupils are prepared for their future lives as responsible and participative citizens </li></ul></ul>
  27. 27. Becoming information literate <ul><li>Cannot be learned in a distinct subject </li></ul><ul><li>Integrated in any subject </li></ul><ul><li>Coordination between ‘teachers’ & ‘librarians’ </li></ul>
  28. 28. Information Literacy Continum Catts&Lau 2008
  29. 29. Catts&Lau 2008
  30. 30. Learning Line & Moments Educational level A Educational level B Educational level C Life Long Learning curriculum time
  31. 31. Aim <ul><li>From </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Unconscious Incompetent </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Via </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Conscious Incompetent </li></ul></ul><ul><li>To </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Conscious Competent </li></ul></ul>
  32. 32. Stakeholders <ul><li>Management institute/school </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Librarians’ </li></ul>
  33. 33. So far ‘ Information literacy’ <ul><li>Is a container concept </li></ul><ul><li>It’s a dynamic concept </li></ul><ul><li>Being ‘Information Literate’ is a competence : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>a critical Attitude about: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What am I doing? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What for am I doing this? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>With what am I doing this? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Knowledge about: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>the organization and quality of information resources and -channels </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>acquiring access to information </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Skills : being able to use required skills and technology </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Part of Life Long Learning </li></ul>
  34. 35. IFLA Information Literacy Section <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>InfoLit: IFLA Information Literacy Section Discussion List </li></ul><ul><li>Infolitglobal </li></ul><ul><li>IL logo </li></ul>
  35. 36. Questions? <ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>

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