ERIC Number: ED368377
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Information Literacy: The TAFE Scene.
The concept of information literacy is explored and the major issues to be developed in its pursuit of technical and further education (TAFE) in Australia are considered. Information literate people are those who have learned how to learn because they know how knowledge is organized, how to find it, and how to use it so that others can learn from them. Australia faces strong competition to remain a viable competitor in the international market. The new types of education and education delivery systems that are developing are essential to the nation's preparedness in the age of information literacy. Research has identified competencies that are required for the information literate. Library activities conducted by TAFE college libraries in Australia are summarized. A major accomplishment is the development of teaching modules in the area of information literacy. Pilot versions have been forwarded to all TAFE libraries in Queensland for testing and evaluation. (Contains 4 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Access to Information, College Libraries, Competence, Computer Literacy, Delivery Systems, Economic Factors, Foreign Countries, Information Dissemination, Information Literacy, Lesson Plans, Library Role, Library Services, Pilot Projects, Postsecondary Education, Skill Development, Technical Education, Units of Study, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Technical and Further Education-TEQ, Queensland (Australia). Library Network Branch.
Identifiers: Australia; TAFE (Australia)