ERO, Key competencies, NCEA and Research requirements: How do they all fit together – Liz Probert University of Auckland
If the question is in the title the answer given was Information Literacy
. Using the digital strategy foci (content, connection and capability), reports from NEMP & ERO, a dash of key competencies and some inquiry learning, this presentation gave an excellent overview of Information literacy (the what, why and how to do it).
Implemention of an Information Literacy strategy requires an integrated cross-school approach and is an area that requires development at TCS. This was highlighted at a recent meeting involving deputy directors and the knowledge manager about the EPIC
resources and how they are currently used by staff and students. The development of an information literacy strategy needs to be tightly bound with the inquiry model being adopted across the school to allow the latter to succeed. The key component to developing this strategy should contain the following elements
· Explicit teaching of information literacy skills
· Use of an information process model
· Professional development
If you have got to the end of this posting and are still thinking ‘what is Information Literacy’. it is defined as a the ablility to recognize when information is needed and the ability to locate, evaluate and use effectively the needed information. Examples of information skills needed to be successful as a lifelong learner include brainstorming, Boolean searching, information discernment, Dewey, key concepts etc. etc. etc.