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  • Concepts And Information Literacy Demand 03

    1. 1. Information Literacy & Lifelong Learning: Concepts And Importance P s. Charles N. E. Amoah Valley View University Credit: Prof Albert K. Boekhorst Universiteit van Amsterdam University of Pretoria
    2. 2. To survive and develop <ul><li>People and organizations need information and knowledge </li></ul><ul><ul><li>About themselves </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Their physical environment and </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Their social environment in order to survive and thrive </li></ul></ul>
    3. 3. Survival of the fittest <ul><ul><li>Those organizations and individuals who are capable and able to effectively satisfy their information and ICT needs efficiently are more able to survive and develop themselves than… those with less advantageous traits… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Said Charles Darwin </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>“…it is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change … </li></ul></ul></ul>
    4. 4. Our students are <ul><li>Overwhelmed with information choices </li></ul><ul><li>Spending hours searching the internet for information easily found in an almanac or other print source </li></ul><ul><li>Showing the inability to synthesize information found </li></ul><ul><li>Failing to evaluate sources found, or their relevance to the project </li></ul><ul><li>Clicking and not reading </li></ul><ul><li>Engaging in rampant plagiarism. Cutting and pasting but not reading or understanding </li></ul><ul><li>Hit the print button and thinking they’ve accomplished their research </li></ul><ul><li>Regurgitating ideas of others - no original thought </li></ul>
    5. 5. Physical Intellectual
    6. 6. In the 21 st Century… ©akb UNESCO TTT TCape Town 2008 Technological Developments Information Glut (Explosion) Globalization Information Dependency CONSTANT CHANGE Scientific Developments
    7. 7. ©akb UNESCO TTT TCape Town 2008
    8. 8. ©akb UNESCO TTT TCape Town 2008
    9. 9. 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 </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>improving knowledge, </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>skills, </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>understanding and </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>competence, </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>within a personal, civic, social and/or employment-related perspective </li></ul><ul><li>( NIACE , 2003) </li></ul>
    10. 10. 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>
    11. 11. 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>
    12. 12. Information Needs ©akb UNESCO TTT TCape Town 2008 Environment Social role Personal Characteristics Information Needs
    13. 13. Degree of information needs ©akb UNESCO TTT TCape Town 2008 uncertainty importance low high low 1 Low need of information 2 Moderate need of information high 3 Moderate need of information 4 High need of information
    14. 14. Information literacy
    15. 15. 2003 Prague Declaration <ul><li>“Information Literacy encompasses knowledge of one’s information concerns and needs, and the ability to identify, locate, evaluate, organize and effectively create, use and communicate information to address issues or problems at hand; it is a prerequisite for participating in the Information Society, and is part of the basic human right of life long learning.” </li></ul>
    16. 16. 2003 Prague Declaration <ul><li>&quot;Towards an Information Literate Society&quot; and Information Society </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The creation of an information society is key to social, cultural and economic development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Information Literacy is a prerequisite for participating effectively in the information sociey </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Information literacy plays a leading role in reducing the enequities within and among poe </li></ul></ul>
    17. 17. 2005 Alexandria Proclamation <ul><ul><li>Beacons of the Information Society </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Information literacy lies at the core of lifelong learning empowering people to seek, evaluate, use and create information effectively. Information Literacy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Comprises the competencies to recognise information need, locate, evaluate, apply and create information </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Is crucial to competitive advnatage </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Extends beyond current technonlogies to encompass learning, critical thingking and interpretative skills </li></ul></ul></ul>
    18. 18. Information Literacy In Knowledge Life Cycle <ul><li>Starts from youth to post work age </li></ul><ul><li>In secondary education teachers and librarians impart Information Literacy competency through Information Literacy programs </li></ul><ul><li>Through formal and informal ways a person acquires new sets of knowledge which is ultimately used to create wealth and welfare </li></ul><ul><li>In post work life individuals share wisdom and experience with younger generation. </li></ul>
    19. 19. Knowledge Life Cycle: Integration Of Information Literacy Proceedings Of The Intern. Conf. On Information Literacy (ICIL 2006)
    20. 20. Aspects <ul><li>Recognition of information need </li></ul><ul><li>Translation of information need into query </li></ul><ul><li>Identification of suitable information source </li></ul><ul><li>Application of knowledge of relevant ICT </li></ul><ul><li>Selection, integration, dissemination of found information. </li></ul><ul><li>Continuous evaluation </li></ul>
    21. 21. Iterating process ©akb UNESCO TTT TCape Town 2008 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
    22. 22. 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
    23. 23. Related terms ©akb UNESCO TTT TCape Town 2008
    24. 24. Harris & Hodges (1995) <ul><li>Adult literacy </li></ul><ul><li>Advanced literacy </li></ul><ul><li>Basic literacy </li></ul><ul><li>Bi-literacy </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>Library 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>Technology Literacy </li></ul><ul><li>Visual literacy </li></ul><ul><li>Workplace literacy </li></ul>
    25. 25. 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>
    26. 26. 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>
    27. 27. 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>
    28. 28. 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>
    29. 29. Information Literacy Continum Catts&Lau 2008
    30. 30. Catts&Lau 2008 ©akb UNESCO TTT TCape Town 2008
    31. 31. Learning Line & Moments Educational level A Educational level B Educational level C Life Long Learning curriculum time ©akb UNESCO TTT TCape Town 2008
    32. 32. 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>
    33. 33. Stakeholders <ul><li>Management Institute/School </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Librarians’ </li></ul>
    34. 34. 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 am I doing this for? </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>
    35. 35. ©akb UNESCO TTT TCape Town 2008
    36. 36. IFLA Information Literacy Section <ul><li>http://www.ifla.org/VII/s42/index.htm </li></ul><ul><li>InfoLit: IFLA Information Literacy Section Discussion List </li></ul><ul><li>Infolitglobal http://www.infolitglobal.info/ </li></ul><ul><li>IL logo http://www.infolitglobal.info/logo/ </li></ul>
    37. 37. Thank You. Any Questions? <ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>

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