Embedding Information Literacy in a Competency-Based Curriculum
RSA Opening Minds <ul><li>Skills-, or co mpetency-based  approach to learning (and teaching) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Citizen...
What did this mean for the Library? <ul><li>Information competency = information literacy </li></ul><ul><li>Great opportun...
How did I get involved? <ul><li>Volunteered to be part of the c ompetencies working party </li></ul><ul><li>Developing how...
Information Competence: Success Criteria Example learning objective:  Demonstrate your RESEARCH skills by reading and maki...
What did this achieve? <ul><li>Raised  awareness  of the necessity to teach and refer to  these skills </li></ul><ul><li>P...
What did this lead to? <ul><li>Delivered  raising attainment  sessions for whole-year group focus days on: </li></ul><ul><...
Next steps? <ul><li>Ensure relevant information literacy skills are supported  across the curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>Pro...
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Embedding information literacy in a competency based curriculum

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Short talk to be given at Cambridge Librarian Teach-Meet on Tuesday, 29 March

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Embedding information literacy in a competency based curriculum

  1. 1. Embedding Information Literacy in a Competency-Based Curriculum
  2. 2. RSA Opening Minds <ul><li>Skills-, or co mpetency-based approach to learning (and teaching) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Citizenship (year 11) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Learning (year 7) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Information (year 10-11) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>People (year 8) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Situations (year 9) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>All lessons have a NC learning objective and a competency-based learning objective </li></ul><ul><li>Competences make the learning relevant </li></ul>
  3. 3. What did this mean for the Library? <ul><li>Information competency = information literacy </li></ul><ul><li>Great opportunity to get involved with embedding IL across teaching and learning in the academy </li></ul>
  4. 4. How did I get involved? <ul><li>Volunteered to be part of the c ompetencies working party </li></ul><ul><li>Developing how competencies will work in year 10/11 (key stage 4) </li></ul><ul><li>Played a key role in developing the information competence framework </li></ul><ul><li>Worked to develop a framework of success criteria that would be cross-curricular </li></ul>
  5. 5. Information Competence: Success Criteria Example learning objective: Demonstrate your RESEARCH skills by reading and making notes on... Show that you can EVALUATE successfully by sorting and rating the source texts.
  6. 6. What did this achieve? <ul><li>Raised awareness of the necessity to teach and refer to these skills </li></ul><ul><li>Provides a starting point from which to engage in discussions with staff in planning opportunities to develop these skills </li></ul><ul><li>Helped to raise the profile of the Library as a resource for teaching and learning </li></ul><ul><li>Developed the Librarian’s status as a member of the teaching and learning team </li></ul>
  7. 7. What did this lead to? <ul><li>Delivered raising attainment sessions for whole-year group focus days on: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Revision skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Using information in relation to work experience </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Planned and delivered lessons with teachers for GCSE coursework and research </li></ul><ul><li>Delivered INSET sessions on IL and using web tools to develop teaching and learning </li></ul>
  8. 8. Next steps? <ul><li>Ensure relevant information literacy skills are supported across the curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>Provide relevant support to staff </li></ul><ul><ul><li>in accessing and utilising quality resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>in planning activities and lessons </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>in delivering the teaching and learning of information literacy </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Help to cascade these skills down into key stage three and up into key stage five (A-level) </li></ul>

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