What is Information Literacy?

Information Literacy is the ability to access, evaluate, and use information from a variety of sources. As students prepare for the 21st century, traditional instruction in reading, writing, and mathematics needs to be coupled with practice in communication, critical thinking, and problem solving skills. (Source: http://www.ericdigests.org/1995-1/information.htm)


The DISCOVER Model

Define
Inquire
Search
Collect
Organise
Verify
Express
Reflect


Resources:

ILPO Resource - Information Literacy Planning Overview Year 8 - 12 http://www.adelaidehs.sa.edu.au/ahsintranet/teachers/ILPO/ILPOIndex.htm
The Big6 - http://www.big6.com/ and the Big6 for Kids - http://big6.com/kids/7-12.htm
Trails - Real Time Assessment Tools for Information Literacy - Year 6 and 9 - http://trails-9.org/index.php?page=home

Online Tutorials for Information Literacy -

http://library.chisholm.vic.edu.au/coil/site/contents.htm
http://www.libraries.psu.edu/instruction/infolit/andyou/infoyou.htm
http://pilot.library.qut.edu.au/
http://skil.stanford.edu/intro/index.html
http://www.lib.calpoly.edu/infocomp/modules/index.html
http://www.hawaii.edu/lilo/0907/home.php

Videocasts and Slidecasts on Information Literacy