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Title: UNESCO/IFLA Workshop on Development of Information Literacy Education, 19-22 September 2005, Bangkok, Thailand


1
UNESCO/IFLA Workshop on Development of
Information Literacy Education, 19-22 September
2005, Bangkok, Thailand
  • UNESCO
  • INFORMATION LITERACY

2
UNESCO/IFLA Workshop on Development of
Information Literacy Education, 19-22 September
2005, Bangkok, Thailand
  • UNESCO Constitution
  • To increase the means of communication
  • between peoples
  • Post-war mandate
  • To promote the free flow of ideas by word
  • and image
  • To maintain, increase and diffuse knowledge

3
UNESCO/IFLA Workshop on Development of
Information Literacy Education, 19-22 September
2005, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Premise
  • Knowledge is the driving force of social and
  • economic transformation.
  • Strategies
  • Standard setting
  • Encouraging international cooperation
  • Promoting development of education and
  • spread of culture
  • Conserving and protecting the worlds
  • heritage

4
UNESCO/IFLA Workshop on Development of
Information Literacy Education, 19-22 September
2005, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Fields of competence
  • Education
  • Science
  • Social and Human Sciences
  • Culture
  • Communication and Information

5
UNESCO/IFLA Workshop on Development of
Information Literacy Education, 19-22 September
2005, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Literacy - basic element
  • Communication media literacy
  • Information information literacy

6
UNESCO/IFLA Workshop on Development of
Information Literacy Education, 19-22 September
2005, Bangkok, Thailand
  • 2000
  • Information for All Programme
  • 2003
  • UN Literacy Decade 2003-2012
  • IL Meeting of Experts, Prague
  • WSIS
  • 2004
  • Information literacy programme
  • 2005
  • Thematic Debate on Information Literacy

7
UNESCO/IFLA Workshop on Development of
Information Literacy Education, 19-22 September
2005, Bangkok, Thailand
  • UNLD Expanded concept of literacy
  • Reading and writing
  • Ability to locate, evaluate and effectively use
  • information in multiple manners
  • Ability to use varying levels of analysis,
  • degrees of abstraction, more sophisticated
  • symbol manipulation
  • Application of theoretical knowledge,
  • other skills

8
UNESCO/IFLA Workshop on Development of
Information Literacy Education, 19-22 September
2005, Bangkok, Thailand
  • WSIS
  • New skills for the Information Society
  • ICT literacy
  • Prague Meeting of Experts
  • Prerequisite for participating effectively in
  • the Information Society
  • Information literacy

9
UNESCO/IFLA Workshop on Development of
Information Literacy Education, 19-22 September
2005, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Information Literacy Programme
  • Objectives
  • To foster IL citizenry
  • To encourage effective practices in IL
  • To propose innovative IL curricula
  • Strategy
  • Policy statement
  • Curriculum
  • Trained teachers, professional development

10
UNESCO/IFLA Workshop on Development of
Information Literacy Education, 19-22 September
2005, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Proposed activities
  • International awareness-raising campaign
  • International colloquium of IL experts
  • Introductory guide for policy makers/teachers
  • Modular IL curriculum for teacher education
  • Pilot projects to empower communities
  • International collection of IL
    teaching/learning
  • resources

11
UNESCO/IFLA Workshop on Development of
Information Literacy Education, 19-22 September
2005, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Thematic Debate on IL
  • Purpose
  • To suggest parameters for definition
  • to be used by UNESCO
  • To discuss UNESCOs role in promoting IL
  • Questions
  • What is IL?
  • What are peoples needs?
  • What education programmes needed?
  • What strategies and actions by UNESCO?

12
UNESCO/IFLA Workshop on Development of
Information Literacy Education, 19-22 September
2005, Bangkok, Thailand
  • What is IL?
  • Not a well understood concept
  • Not translated easily, difficult to promote
  • One of 19 literacies
  • Ability to evaluate information critically
  • Ability to create information
  • Ability to use knowledge and information
  • interactively
  • Ambiguous terms in some definitions
  • How to determine if one is information literate
  • Should be a basic human right

13
UNESCO/IFLA Workshop on Development of
Information Literacy Education, 19-22 September
2005, Bangkok, Thailand
  • What are peoples needs?
  • Varied needs and contexts
  • Different solutions necessary
  • Information about health, environment,
  • education, work
  • ICT literacy to access digital information

14
UNESCO/IFLA Workshop on Development of
Information Literacy Education, 19-22 September
2005, Bangkok, Thailand
  • What education programmes?
  • IL curriculum at all levels
  • Change of focus technologies ? information
  • Education programmes for teachers
  • IL as cornerstone component in delivering
  • UNLD programmes

15
UNESCO/IFLA Workshop on Development of
Information Literacy Education, 19-22 September
2005, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Strategies
  • Communicate concept
  • Encourage partnerships
  • Engage governments in dialogue
  • Embed IL in curriculum at all levels
  • Embed IL in professional development
  • Encourage partnerships
  • between teachers and librarians
  • Promote IL in health sector

16
UNESCO/IFLA Workshop on Development of
Information Literacy Education, 19-22 September
2005, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Actions
  • Collaborate with IFLA and others
  • Publish agreed definition
  • Produce guidelines
  • Initiate global awareness campaign
  • Establish global IL clearinghouse
  • Make IL an integral part of EFA
  • Develop an instrument to encourage
  • greater recognition of IL
  • Encourage discussion on IL by IFAP
  • National Committee

17
UNESCO/IFLA Workshop on Development of
Information Literacy Education, 19-22 September
2005, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Actions
  • Develop model curricula
  • Promote information science as a
  • discipline
  • Encourage coordination/collaboration
  • among media educators and other
  • information professionals
  • Promote information skills professional
  • development
  • Encourage librarians to take leadership
  • role in promoting IL in schools, etc.
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