Monday, 29 August 2011

A new curriculum for information literacy

I've just been reading the excellent output from Jane Secker and Emma Coonan's Arcadia Project. It's good to see that many of their findings accord with my own views of IL and how it should be developed in HE. Jane and Emma identify 3 key attributes of IL, that it is transitional, transferable and transformational. Transitional in a practical way, learners moving into HE and also a personal learning approach from dependent to independent learning. Transeferable, in that IL needs to be viewed as part of education and not training (I've said that a lot over the years!) and transformational, back the Ida of threshold concepts in how learners change their attitudes and behaviours as they become more information literate.

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