ERIC Number: ED313035
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
Teaching Information Skills.
Hawkins, Nancye, Ed.
This booklet provides a framework within which information skills may be taught. Four broad categories of information skills--identifying and locating information sources, information intake, organizing information, and communicating information--are described. The development of an information skills policy which includes a sequential list of specific skills, allocation of teaching of skills to particular staff, and guidelines on assignments is discussed. Four common approaches to the teaching of information skills (the formal-unrelated, formal-related, functional-incidental, and integrated approaches) are summarized. A guide for teaching information skills which includes nine questions to be considered in completing an information search is presented and related to the four categories of information skills. Each of the nine steps is then explained in more depth. Detailed strategies for teaching the following particular skills are suggested: (1) extracting information from library materials; (2) writing an assignment; (3) report writing using data charts; and (4) using print materials in a school library. Four references are listed, and a chart of a six-stage sequence for the development of the following 16 specific information skills is appended: following instructions, formulating questions, locating information, extracting information from visual sources, extracting information from aural sources, using personal experiences, sequencing, classifying, key words, main idea, detailing/verifying, skimming/scanning, summarizing, considering alternatives, drawing conclusions, and predicting outcomes. (MES)
Descriptors: Course Integrated Library Instruction, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Library Skills, Notetaking, Research Skills, Teaching Methods
Saint Prahran School Support Centre, 226 Dandenong Road, East Kilda, PO Box 88, Balaclava 3183, Australia.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Media Staff; Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Victoria Education Dept. (Australia).
Identifiers - Location: Australia