Information Literacy Instruction for Educators

Author: Scott Walter
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136778470
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Much-needed guidance for updating your teaching skills and practices! Information Literacy Instruction for Educators: Professional Knowledge for an Information Age explores various methods of instructing pre-service teachers and administrators on how to locate new subject matter and distinguish between fact, opinion, and rhetoric across a wide variety of topics. Experienced educators and librarians join forces to present a number of exemplary efforts from international communities. This book also looks at approaches for incorporating information literacy instruction into K-12 pre-service education programs. This book will show you how to develop information literacy skills as a student, a lifelong learner, and as a professional—honing the ability to locate, evaluate, manage, and present information on any subject. This state-of-the-art text presents original thinking about collaborations between librarians and faculty members to promote information literacy as a core element of the professional knowledge for K-12 teachers and administrators in the 21st century. In Information Literacy Instruction for Educators, you’ll learn about: information literacy and digital technologies within the field of education collaborations between librarians and academic staff to develop approaches to information literacy for pre-service education students a collaboration between university library faculty and members of the educational studies department to meet the new state standards on information literacy and technology information literacy integration in a doctoral program—incorporating and verifying standards, and an appraisal of the results and more! Information Literacy Instruction for Educators draws on examples from the United States, Canada, and Australia, articulating a multi-faceted approach to education programs that goes beyond making pre-service teachers into better students to help them become more effective information literacy instructors themselves. Special features include an annotated bibliography for further reading. This text is an important guidance tool for teacher and administrator educators, academic and school librarians, and experienced teaching staff.

Information Literacy

Author: Kathleen L. Spitzer
Publisher: Eric Clearinghouse on Information
ISBN: 9780937597446
Format: PDF, Docs
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This monograph traces the history and development of the term "information literacy." It examines the economic necessity of being information literate, and explores the research related to the concept. Included are reports on the National Educational Goals (1991) and on the report of the Secretary's Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills (SCANS, 1991). Also examined are recent revisions in national subject matter standards that imply a recognition of the process skills included in information literacy. The book outlines the impact information literacy has on K-12 and higher education, and provides examples of information literacy in various contexts. Appendices include: Information Literacy Standards for Student Learning (prepared by the American Association of School Librarians and the Association for Educational Communications and Technology); definitions of SCANS components; a chronology of the development of information literacy; correlation of information literacy skills with selected National Subject Matter Standards; Dalbotten's Correlation of Inquiry Skills to National Content Standards; and an explanation of rubrics and their application in standards education. Contains an extensive annotated ERIC (Educational Resources Information Center) bibliography and information about ERIC. (Author/AEF)

Practising Information Literacy

Author: Annemaree Lloyd
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 1780632800
Format: PDF
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This book showcases new interdisciplinary academic research on the relationship between information literacy and learning. It combines findings with new understandings drawn from theoretical and empirical research conducted in primary and secondary schools, higher education, workplaces, and community contexts. The studies offer new insights into questions such as how transferable are the information practices and skills learned in one context to other contexts? What is the degree to which information competences are generic, to what degree are they domain and context specific? What are the kinds of challenges and outcomes that emerge from incorporating information literacy into education and training courses? And, most importantly, what kinds of theories and philosophies regarding the nature of learning, information, and knowledge, should information literacies education and research efforts be based on?

A Disciplinary Blueprint for the Assessment of Information Literacy

Author: Dorothy Anne Warner
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313363714
Format: PDF, Docs
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Have you ever worried that literature on library instruction deals more with methods of assessing student attitude than student learning? If so, you'll be glad to know someone is doing something about it! Eight unique disciplinary modules are presented, each identifying a series of information literacy objectives developed in accordance with Bloom's Taxonomy of Cognitive Objectives. A substantive curriculum map embedded within each module lists the sequence of courses required for the disciplinary major and the level at which the course is taught (sophomore, junior, etc.), notes whether information literacy instruction is currently taught by the library for that particular course, and delineates the specific information literacy learning objectives the students must master in order to fulfill the course assignments. Collaborative responsibility for teaching the information literacy skills is also outlined, with specific recommendations for ways the library can strengthen its support for the specific discipline. In addition, assessment methodologies are identified; including scoring rubrics designed specifically for the disciplinary information literacy objectives. An indispensable resource for academic librarians ready to take the leap from episodic reactive response to programmatic sequenced integration into the curriculum.

Teaching Literacy in the Digital Age

Author: Mark Gura
Publisher: International Society for Technology in Education
ISBN: 156484546X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Each activity in this book is tagged with a recommended level, main technologies used, and literacy covered, and all are aligned to the NETS•S and Common Core State Standards. You can easily adapt the majority of the activities for any level with minor modifications, including for student with special needs and English language learners.

Learning and Libraries in an Information Age

Author: Barbara K. Stripling
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 9781563086663
Format: PDF, Docs
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Explores the structure and theory behind the learning-centered library and its focus on information literacy, and examines implementation strategies, learning methods, planning, and community involvement.

Handbook of Research on Media Literacy in the Digital Age

Author: Yildiz, Melda N.
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1466696680
Format: PDF, Kindle
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With the current ubiquity of technological tools and digital media, having the skillset necessary to use and understand digital media is essential. Integrating media literacy into modern day education can cultivate a stronger relationship between technology, educators, as well as students. The Handbook of Research on Media Literacy in the Digital Age presents key research in the field of digital media literacy with a specific emphasis on the need for pre-service and in-service educators to become familiar and comfortable with the current digital tools and applications that are an essential part of youth culture. Presenting pedagogical strategies as well as practical research and applications of digital media in various aspects of culture, society, and education, this publication is an ideal reference source for researchers, educators, graduate-level students, and media specialists.

Digital Literacies for Learning

Author: Allan Martin
Publisher: Facet Publishing
ISBN: 1856045633
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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In the 21st century, digital tools enable information to be generated faster and in greater profusion than ever before, to the point where its extent and value are literally beyond imagining. Such quantities can only be meaningfully addressed using more digital tools, and thus our relationship to information is fundamentally changed. This situation presents a particular challenge to processes of learning and teaching, and demands a response from both information professionals and educators. Enabling education in a digital environment means not only changing the form in which learning opportunities are offered, but also enabling students to survive and prosper in digitally based learning environments. This collection brings together a global community of educators, educational researchers, librarians and IT strategists, to consider how learners need to be equipped in an educational environment that is increasingly suffused with digital technology. Traditional notions of literacy need to be challenged, and new literacies, including information literacy and IT literacy, need to be considered as foundation elements for digitally involved learners. Leading international experts from the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Mexico and throughout Europe contribute to the debate, and Hannelore Rader, Librarian and Dean of the University Libraries, University of Louisville, Kentucky, provides the foreword. The book is in two parts: In Part 1, Literacies in the Digital Age, the contributors analyse how digital technologies have enabled transformative change in the ways in which learning can be constructed, and discuss the nature of the new literacies that have emerged in this new virtual and e-learning environment. In Part 2, Enabling and Supporting Digital Literacies, the contributors go on to consider the ways in which digital literacies can be made available to learners, and how these literacies are being relocated in a more student-centred environment within the broader perspective of learning. Readership: This book takes the issues raised in the successful Information and IT Literacy, also co-edited by Allan Martin, into a broader context. It is essential reading for all information professionals and educators involved in developing strategies and practices for learning in a digital age.

Literacy for Children in an Information Age Teaching Reading Writing and Thinking

Author: Vicki Cohen
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 0534611192
Format: PDF, Mobi
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LITERACY FOR CHILDREN IN AN INFORMATION AGE was developed in response to the urgent need for a literacy methods book that is relevant in today's information-driven society. Cowen and Cohen present a modern, useful text that defines literacy using technology and meets the changing needs of K-12 instructors, providing practical tips for integrating technology into literacy instruction. As technology has had a profound impact on the nature of K-12 teaching-especially the teaching of reading and writing-some scholars believe that today's digital technologies have changed the meaning of literacy. Similarly, nearly every state has included technology-related competencies in their standards at nearly every grade level. With this in mind, LITERACY FOR CHILDREN IN AN INFORMATION AGE also includes examples of best practices, software packages, and websites. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.