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Published on October 11, 2007

Author: rayd77

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Summarises ten key characteristics of "new learners" and explores what skills we need to teach these learners to live and work in the future.

The New Learners of the Information Generation Ray Doiron, PhD Libraries 20/20 Symposium October 22, 2007

Ray Doiron, PhD

Libraries 20/20

Symposium

October 22, 2007

A Different Starting Point… Letting the learners speak for themselves Recognizing differences in how youth today think and learn, plus…

Letting the learners speak for themselves

Recognizing differences in how youth today think and learn, plus…

Students' use of computers (1) 1. Response rate too low to ensure comparability. Percentage of students reporting they use the following “Almost every day” or “A few times each week”: Source: OECD (2005) Are students ready for a technology-rich world? What PISA studies tell us , Figures 3.3 and 3.4, pp.39 and 41. Games – 53% on average Internet research – 55% on average Word processing – 48% on average

Who are the learners of the information generation? Question one:

Interactive Participants

Interactive Participants accept change live and breathe innovation not passive observers active decision makers choice and variety goal oriented input into their choices

An Economic Force high expectations techno-savvy abilities disposable income workplace technology on-line shoppers

Connectivity & Community each other on-line all the time connect to the world text messaging cell phones peer group on-line to the world virtual communities

A Take Action Approach “ make your point” want to tackle solutions problem solvers fire first, and see what happens

Early Adopters live and breathe innovation

Early Adopters assume ownership and control how to make it work for me skills that transfer seamlessly

Early Adopters “ will do what we command of them” taking over the steering wheel

Passionately Tolerant global orientation social inclusion family structures diverse cultural values corporate interest authentication trust

Creating Personal Landscapes construct curriculum create their own learning land of endless possibilities different from parents type of playground work, learn, shop and create

Social Transformation digital mastery demographic muscle

Learn by Doing “ learning through research” develop own solutions take responsibility tackle problems show initiative give their knowledge intellectual openess “ playing with information”

Multi-Tasking, Multi-Modal, Multi-Resourcing create and use diverse range of structures media-rich resources structures are limiting to them natural learning mode

 

What literacies do the learners Question two: of the information generation need?

Wikis Critical Thinking Meta Expanding Blogging Critical Thinking Pod Casting Multiple & New Visual Languages NewTechnologies Information Literacy Cellular Surfing Writing Reading Traditional

New literacy outcomes for the information generation Basic Literacy Critical Literacy Technological Literacy Inquiry and Problem Solving Ethics and Social Responsibility Creativity and representation

Advanced Technological Literacy Complex set of effective and efficient search skills; Strategic navigation of Internet sites; Word processing skills fully integrated into the writing process. Advanced communication skills using e-mail, text messaging and on-line networks like MSN on-line Integrating other media formats such as slide shows, video clips, sound bites etc. into their writing and publishing activities.

Complex set of effective and efficient search skills;

Strategic navigation of Internet sites;

Word processing skills fully integrated into the writing process.

Advanced communication skills using e-mail, text messaging and on-line networks like MSN on-line

Integrating other media formats such as slide shows, video clips, sound bites etc. into their writing and publishing activities.

Inquiry and Problem Solving Knowing when I have an information need or a problem that requires new information. Essential Questions not Trivial Pursuit Finding and using information to solve problems, make decisions and create new knowledge. Skills with note-taking, organizing information, structuring information, synthesizing new knowledge and creating and sharing that knowledge.

Knowing when I have an information need or a problem that requires new information.

Essential Questions not Trivial Pursuit

Finding and using information to solve problems, make decisions and create new knowledge.

Skills with note-taking, organizing information, structuring information, synthesizing new knowledge and creating and sharing that knowledge.

Critical Literacy Focuses on how and in whose interests knowledge is produced. Determining authenticity and reliability of sources. Taking our place as active citizens in a democratic society.

Focuses on how and in whose interests knowledge is produced.

Determining authenticity and reliability of sources.

Taking our place as active citizens in a democratic society.

Ethics and Social Responsibility Values associated with the fair and honest use of information. Representing the knowledge of others accurately and appropriately. Respect for confidentiality, intellectual property and illegal uses of knowledge and information.

Values associated with the fair and honest use of information.

Representing the knowledge of others accurately and appropriately.

Respect for confidentiality, intellectual property and illegal uses of knowledge and information.

Creativity and Representation Beyond the traditional project report to creative ways of preparing and sharing newly developed knowledge. Learners combine presentation methods for more holistic and multimedia approaches. The medium becomes the message. Speaking, viewing, representing, listening, as well as reading and writing. Slide shows, multimedia tools, website design, CD and DVD productions….

Beyond the traditional project report to creative ways of preparing and sharing newly developed knowledge.

Learners combine presentation methods for more holistic and multimedia approaches.

The medium becomes the message.

Speaking, viewing, representing, listening, as well as reading and writing.

Slide shows, multimedia tools, website design, CD and DVD productions….

Ethics and Social Responsibility Values associated with the fair and honest use of information. Representing the knowledge of others accurately and appropriately. Respect for confidentiality, intellectual property and illegal uses of knowledge and information.

Values associated with the fair and honest use of information.

Representing the knowledge of others accurately and appropriately.

Respect for confidentiality, intellectual property and illegal uses of knowledge and information.

Creativity and Representation Beyond the traditional project report to creative ways of preparing and sharing newly developed knowledge. Learners combine presentation methods for more holistic and multimedia approaches. The medium becomes the message. Speaking, viewing, representing, listening, as well as reading and writing. Slide shows, multimedia tools, website design, CD and DVD productions….

Beyond the traditional project report to creative ways of preparing and sharing newly developed knowledge.

Learners combine presentation methods for more holistic and multimedia approaches.

The medium becomes the message.

Speaking, viewing, representing, listening, as well as reading and writing.

Slide shows, multimedia tools, website design, CD and DVD productions….

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