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Information Literacy in Poland 2006

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Information Literacy in Poland 2006

  1. 1. Information Literacy in Poland - 2006 Sabina Cisek the Institute of Information and Library Science, Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland
  2. 2. Information Literacy in Poland 2006 <ul><li>T here is not any integrated system or program embracing all forms and areas of education for Information Literacy. </li></ul><ul><li>T here is a strong feeling that Information Literacy is vital in the knowledge society. </li></ul><ul><li>The three “key players” within the field will be described. </li></ul>
  3. 3. The Polish government and Information Literacy – 1 <ul><li>The draft of the National Development Plan for 2007-2013, accepted by the Polish Council of Ministers on 6 September 2005 </li></ul><ul><li>available at: http://www.funduszestrukturalne.gov.pl/informator/npr2/index.htm ; </li></ul><ul><li>a part of this in English: http://www.funduszestrukturalne.gov.pl/informator/npr2/npr/nsro_en.pdf </li></ul>
  4. 4. The Polish government and Information Literacy – 2 <ul><li>the Indicative strategy of the IT development of Poland until 2013 and a long-term forecast of the information society transformation until 2020, accepted by the Polish Council of Ministers on 29 June 2005 </li></ul><ul><li>available at: http://www.pldg.pl/files/article/35/10/4.pdf </li></ul>
  5. 5. The Polish government and Information Literacy – 3 <ul><li>the Strategy for the educational development for 2007-2013, accepted by the Polish Council of Ministers on 2 August 2005 </li></ul><ul><li>available at: http://www.funduszestrukturalne.gov.pl/informator/npr2/dokumenty%20strategiczne/edukacja.pdf </li></ul>
  6. 6. The educational system in Poland and IL – the primary and secondary level <ul><li>The content, learning objectives and results etc. of the national education on primary and secondary levels are determine d by the disposition of Ministry of Education </li></ul><ul><li>Rozporządzenie Ministra Edukacji Narodowej i Sportu z dnia 26 lutego 2002 r. w sprawie podstawy programowej wychowania przedszkolnego oraz kształcenia ogólnego w poszczególnych typach szkół . </li></ul><ul><li>Available at: http://www.menis.gov.pl/prawo/rozp_155/rozp_155.php </li></ul><ul><li>Among the expected (and obligatory) achievements of pupils are: competence in retrieval, selection and use of information from different sources as well as ITC literacy. Furthermore, teaching-learning contents of numerous classes include knowledge, skills and values related to Information Literacy. </li></ul>
  7. 7. The educational system in Poland and IL – the tertiary level <ul><li>I n another document by Ministry of Education – setting standards for academic education (tertiary level) – the Information Literacy elements are rare and present only in syllabi of information and library studies, pedagogy, architecture and few other. </li></ul><ul><li>Rozporządzenie Ministra Edukacji Narodowej i Sportu z dn. 18 kwietnia 2002 r. w sprawie określenia standardów nauczania dla poszczególnych kierunków studiów i poziomów kształcenia . </li></ul><ul><li>Available at: http://www.menis.gov.pl/prawo/rozp_170/rozp_170.php </li></ul>
  8. 8. The information and library (LIS) profession and Information Literacy – 1 <ul><li>LIS professionals are the most knowledgeable group as far as the concept and importance of Information Literacy is concerned </li></ul><ul><li>The terms used: IL, “education for information”, “information competence”, “information culture”, “information skills”, “information retrieval skills”, “information user education”, “skillful information usage” </li></ul>
  9. 9. The information and library (LIS) profession and Information Literacy – 2 <ul><li>There is a long tradition of user education in Polish librarianship. </li></ul><ul><li>Academic librarians frequently offer instruction on chosen or even all aspects of Information Literacy. </li></ul><ul><li>School librarians understand the new role and functions of their libraries. </li></ul><ul><li>A few examples: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.bj.uj.edu.pl/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.bg.atr.bydgoszcz.pl/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.keiz.atr.bydgoszcz.pl/tk/ </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. The information and library (LIS) profession and Information Literacy – 3 <ul><li>The influential online library journal – EBIB – published a special issue on Information Literacy (2005, no 1) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>available at: http://ebib.oss.wroc.pl/2005/62/index.php </li></ul></ul><ul><li>LIS scientists write articles on the subject </li></ul><ul><ul><li>for example: Batorowska, H. 2005. Od alfabetyzacji informacyjnej do kultury informacyjnej ( From Information Literacy to Information Culture). </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>a vailable at: http://www.ap.krakow.pl/ptn/ref2005/batorows.pdf </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. The information and library (LIS) profession and Information Literacy – 4 <ul><li>The doctorate dissertation entitled Information education and knowledge society development has been prepared </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Edukacja informacyjna a rozwój społeczeństwa wiedzy, Ewa Jadwiga Kurkowska , Warsaw University, 2005 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The Institute of Information and Library Science, Jagiellonian University offers – for more then twenty years – a course called “Information didactics” concerning Information Literacy. </li></ul>
  12. 12. The information and library (LIS) profession and Information Literacy – 5 <ul><li>The problem is that the policy makers, business and the general public are not fully aware of the competencies of modern LIS profession. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Business and Information Literacy <ul><li>? </li></ul><ul><li>Empirical research is needed </li></ul>
  14. 14. Conclusion – 1 <ul><li>The idea that Information Literacy exceeds computer and media skills should be widely promote . </li></ul>
  15. 15. Conclusion – 2: q uestions <ul><ul><li>Who is/should be responsible for the public Information Literacy ? The European Union agencies? The government (central or local administration)? The educational institutions? The information and library profession? Citizens themselves? All of them? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Librarians and information specialists could take – in cooperation with the appropriate government agencies, educators and business – responsibility for the national Information Literacy. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Conclusion – 3: questions <ul><ul><ul><li>Is an integrated national program/system for Information Literacy education really needed? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Or – more effective would be individual projects of the interested citizens, professional groups, NGOs, local administration and librarians? </li></ul></ul></ul>

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