ERIC Number: ED392463
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Computer Skills for Information Problem-Solving: Learning and Teaching Technology in Context. ERIC Digest.
Eisenberg, Michael B.; Johnson, Doug
Over the past 20 years, library media professionals have worked to move from teaching isolated library skills to teaching integrated information skills. Effective integration of information skills has two requirements: (1) the skills must directly relate to the content area curriculum and to classroom assignments; and (2) the skills themselves need to be tied together in a logical and systematic information process model. Schools seeking to move from isolated computer skills instruction also need to focus on these requirements. Library media specialists, computer teachers, and classroom teachers need to work together to develop units and lessons that will include both computer skills, general information skills, and content-area curriculum outcomes. The "Big Six Skills Approach to Information Problem Solving" is an information literacy curriculum, an information problem-solving process, and a set of skills which provide a strategy for effectively and efficiently meeting information needs. This model is transferable to school, personal, and work applications, as well as all content areas and the full range of grade levels. The Big Six Skills include: (1) task definition; (2) information seeking strategies; (3) location and access; (4) use of information; (5) synthesis; and (6) evaluation. An addendum is included which presents skills and knowledge related to technology that are not part of the computer and information technology curriculum. Contains 24 references. (Author/AEF)
Descriptors: Access to Information, Assignments, Computer Literacy, Content Area Reading, Course Integrated Library Instruction, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation, Information Literacy, Information Seeking, Information Skills, Integrated Activities, Problem Solving, Skill Development
ERIC Clearinghouse on Information and Technology, 4-194 Center for Science and Technology, Syracuse, NY 13244-4100 (free while supplies last).
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Information and Technology, Syracuse, NY.
Identifiers: Big Six; ERIC Digests