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Information Literacy & Lifelong Learning: Concepts And Importance P s. Charles N. E. Amoah Valley View University Credit: Prof Albert K. Boekhorst Universiteit van Amsterdam University of Pretoria

To survive and develop People and organizations need information and knowledge About themselves Their physical environment and Their social environment in order to survive and thrive

People and organizations need information and knowledge

About themselves

Their physical environment and

Their social environment in order to survive and thrive

Survival of the fittest Those organizations and individuals who are capable and able to effectively satisfy their information and ICT needs efficiently are more able to survive and develop themselves than… those with less advantageous traits… Said Charles Darwin “…it is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change …

Those organizations and individuals who are capable and able to effectively satisfy their information and ICT needs efficiently are more able to survive and develop themselves than… those with less advantageous traits…

Said Charles Darwin

“…it is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change …

Our students are Overwhelmed with information choices Spending hours searching the internet for information easily found in an almanac or other print source Showing the inability to synthesize information found Failing to evaluate sources found, or their relevance to the project Clicking and not reading Engaging in rampant plagiarism. Cutting and pasting but not reading or understanding Hit the print button and thinking they’ve accomplished their research Regurgitating ideas of others - no original thought

Overwhelmed with information choices

Spending hours searching the internet for information easily found in an almanac or other print source

Showing the inability to synthesize information found

Failing to evaluate sources found, or their relevance to the project

Clicking and not reading

Engaging in rampant plagiarism. Cutting and pasting but not reading or understanding

Hit the print button and thinking they’ve accomplished their research

Regurgitating ideas of others - no original thought

Physical Intellectual

In the 21 st Century… ©akb UNESCO TTT TCape Town 2008 Technological Developments Information Glut (Explosion) Globalization Information Dependency CONSTANT CHANGE Scientific Developments

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Lifelong learning All learning activities undertaken throughout life on an ongoing basis in a variety of formal and informal settings, with the aim of improving knowledge, skills, understanding and competence, within a personal, civic, social and/or employment-related perspective ( NIACE , 2003)

All learning activities undertaken throughout life on an ongoing basis in a variety of formal and informal settings, with the aim of

improving knowledge,

skills,

understanding and

competence,

within a personal, civic, social and/or employment-related perspective

( NIACE , 2003)

Informatisation : Effects for people Exponential growth of information, information media, information channels and information services Growth of technology, tools and applications to retrieve, process and disseminate information Changes in communication patterns and behaviour 24/7

Exponential growth of information, information media, information channels and information services

Growth of technology, tools and applications to retrieve, process and disseminate information

Changes in communication patterns and behaviour

24/7

American Library Association (1989) Information literacy is a set of abilities requiring individuals to recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information

Information literacy is a set of abilities requiring individuals to recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information

Information Needs ©akb UNESCO TTT TCape Town 2008 Environment Social role Personal Characteristics Information Needs

Degree of information needs ©akb UNESCO TTT TCape Town 2008 uncertainty importance low high low 1 Low need of information 2 Moderate need of information high 3 Moderate need of information 4 High need of information

Information literacy

2003 Prague Declaration “Information Literacy encompasses knowledge of one’s information concerns and needs, and the ability to identify, locate, evaluate, organize and effectively create, use and communicate information to address issues or problems at hand; it is a prerequisite for participating in the Information Society, and is part of the basic human right of life long learning.”

“Information Literacy encompasses knowledge of one’s information concerns and needs, and the ability to identify, locate, evaluate, organize and effectively create, use and communicate information to address issues or problems at hand; it is a prerequisite for participating in the Information Society, and is part of the basic human right of life long learning.”

2003 Prague Declaration "Towards an Information Literate Society" and Information Society The creation of an information society is key to social, cultural and economic development Information Literacy is a prerequisite for participating effectively in the information sociey Information literacy plays a leading role in reducing the enequities within and among poe

"Towards an Information Literate Society" and Information Society

The creation of an information society is key to social, cultural and economic development

Information Literacy is a prerequisite for participating effectively in the information sociey

Information literacy plays a leading role in reducing the enequities within and among poe

2005 Alexandria Proclamation Beacons of the Information Society Information literacy lies at the core of lifelong learning empowering people to seek, evaluate, use and create information effectively. Information Literacy Comprises the competencies to recognise information need, locate, evaluate, apply and create information Is crucial to competitive advnatage Extends beyond current technonlogies to encompass learning, critical thingking and interpretative skills

Beacons of the Information Society

Information literacy lies at the core of lifelong learning empowering people to seek, evaluate, use and create information effectively. Information Literacy

Comprises the competencies to recognise information need, locate, evaluate, apply and create information

Is crucial to competitive advnatage

Extends beyond current technonlogies to encompass learning, critical thingking and interpretative skills

Information Literacy In Knowledge Life Cycle Starts from youth to post work age In secondary education teachers and librarians impart Information Literacy competency through Information Literacy programs Through formal and informal ways a person acquires new sets of knowledge which is ultimately used to create wealth and welfare In post work life individuals share wisdom and experience with younger generation.

Starts from youth to post work age

In secondary education teachers and librarians impart Information Literacy competency through Information Literacy programs

Through formal and informal ways a person acquires new sets of knowledge which is ultimately used to create wealth and welfare

In post work life individuals share wisdom and experience with younger generation.

Knowledge Life Cycle: Integration Of Information Literacy Proceedings Of The Intern. Conf. On Information Literacy (ICIL 2006)

Aspects Recognition of information need Translation of information need into query Identification of suitable information source Application of knowledge of relevant ICT Selection, integration, dissemination of found information. Continuous evaluation

Recognition of information need

Translation of information need into query

Identification of suitable information source

Application of knowledge of relevant ICT

Selection, integration, dissemination of found information.

Continuous evaluation

Iterating process ©akb UNESCO TTT TCape Town 2008 2. formulate information query 3. knowledge information sources 4. knowledge of ICT applications 5. selection intergration dissemination evaluation moment 1. recognize information need 1’. recognize information need

SCONUL 7 pillars of information literacy http://www.sconul.ac.uk/ Recognise information need Distinguish ways of addressing gap Construct strategies for locating Synthesise and create Organise, apply and communicate Compare and evaluate Locate and access Information Literacy Basic Library Skills & IT Skills

Related terms ©akb UNESCO TTT TCape Town 2008

Harris & Hodges (1995) Adult literacy Advanced literacy Basic literacy Bi-literacy Community literacy Computer literacy Critical literacy Cultural literacy Emergent literacy Family literacy Functional literacy Informational literacy Library literacy Marginal literacy Media literacy Minimal literacy Restricted literacy Survival literacy Technology Literacy Visual literacy Workplace literacy

Adult literacy

Advanced literacy

Basic literacy

Bi-literacy

Community literacy

Computer literacy

Critical literacy

Cultural literacy

Emergent literacy

Family literacy

Functional literacy

Informational literacy

Library literacy

Marginal literacy

Media literacy

Minimal literacy

Restricted literacy

Survival literacy

Technology Literacy

Visual literacy

Workplace literacy

3 concepts The ICT concept: Information literacy refers to the competence to use ICT to retrieve and disseminate information. The information (re)sources concept: Information literacy refers to the competence to find and use information independently or with the aid of intermediaries. The information process concept: Information literacy refers to the process of recognizing information need, the retrieving, evaluating, use and dissemination of information to acquire or extend knowledge.

The ICT concept:

Information literacy refers to the competence to use ICT to retrieve and disseminate information.

The information (re)sources concept:

Information literacy refers to the competence to find and use information independently or with the aid of intermediaries.

The information process concept:

Information literacy refers to the process of recognizing information need, the retrieving, evaluating, use and dissemination of information to acquire or extend knowledge.

How: by learning In the socialisation process: ‘ By doing’ Formal education Informal education

In the socialisation process:

‘ By doing’

Formal education

Informal education

Governments National governments have a specific responsibility: They determine the form and content of the educational system in which pupils are prepared for their future lives as responsible and participative citizens

National governments have a specific responsibility:

They determine the form and content of the educational system in which pupils are prepared for their future lives as responsible and participative citizens

Becoming information literate Cannot be learned in a distinct subject Integrated in any subject Coordination between ‘teachers’ & ‘librarians’

Cannot be learned in a distinct subject

Integrated in any subject

Coordination between ‘teachers’ & ‘librarians’

Information Literacy Continum Catts&Lau 2008

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Learning Line & Moments Educational level A Educational level B Educational level C Life Long Learning curriculum time ©akb UNESCO TTT TCape Town 2008

Aim From Unconscious Incompetent Via Conscious Incompetent To Conscious Competent

From

Unconscious Incompetent

Via

Conscious Incompetent

To

Conscious Competent

Stakeholders Management Institute/School Teachers ‘ Librarians’

Management Institute/School

Teachers

‘ Librarians’

So far ‘ Information literacy’ Is a container concept It’s a dynamic concept Being ‘Information Literate’ is a competence : a critical Attitude about: What am I doing? What am I doing this for? With what am I doing this? Knowledge about: the organization and quality of information resources and channels acquiring access to information Skills : being able to use required skills and technology Part of Life Long Learning

Is a container concept

It’s a dynamic concept

Being ‘Information Literate’ is a competence :

a critical Attitude about:

What am I doing?

What am I doing this for?

With what am I doing this?

Knowledge about:

the organization and quality of information resources and channels

acquiring access to information

Skills : being able to use required skills and technology

Part of Life Long Learning

©akb UNESCO TTT TCape Town 2008

IFLA Information Literacy Section http://www.ifla.org/VII/s42/index.htm InfoLit: IFLA Information Literacy Section Discussion List Infolitglobal http://www.infolitglobal.info/ IL logo http://www.infolitglobal.info/logo/

http://www.ifla.org/VII/s42/index.htm

InfoLit: IFLA Information Literacy Section Discussion List

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