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Defining moment: how we are using the new CILIP definition of information literacy to engage with academics and students - Burnett & White

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Defining moment: how we are using the new CILIP definition of information literacy to engage with academics and students - Burnett & White

  1. 1. Defining Moment: how we are using the new CILIP Definition of Information Literacy to engage with academics and students Emma Burnett and Rachel White Academic Liaison Team
  2. 2. CILIP Definition of Information Literacy 2018 “Information literacy is the ability to think critically and make balanced judgements about any information we find and use. It empowers us as citizens to develop informed views and to engage fully with society.” Discuss how you think this definition can be applied to Higher Education. Add your comments to: https://padlet.com/library2/LILAC2019
  3. 3. Using the new definition with staff  Embedded session in the Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice in Teaching and Learning (CAPITAL)  Introducing information literacy to new academic staff  Discussion on how the definition can be applied to HE captured on Padlet
  4. 4. Comments from academics Creation of informed, responsible, thinking citizens able to use their learning in the wider world. By acknowledging it as the basic rationale for the existence of the university. The definition looks fairly central to what we are trying to get students doing in HE critical thinking, evaluating resources, trying to apply their ideas more broadly...
  5. 5. Using the new definition with students
  6. 6. Implementing the definition - Benefits  Clear and holistic  Introduced complicated themes  Helps explain our role  Positive feedback from seminar leaders  "The activity generated a lot of discussion, worked well as an activity and was fun!”  New approach to teaching 1st years
  7. 7. Over to you! Image by jill111 on Pixabay
  8. 8. Emma Burnett Information Consultant Royal Holloway, University of London Email: emma.burnett@rhul.ac.uk Telephone: 01784 443333 Twitter: @woodsemma Rachel White Information Consultant Royal Holloway, University of London Email: rachel.white@rhul.ac.uk

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