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ERIC Number: ED359981
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987-Sep
Pages: 19
Abstractor: N/A
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Information Skills: An Educational Perspective for Tomorrow.
Kirk, Joyce
Features of the information society are discussed, and implications for education are reviewed. The information society is dominated and even overwhelmed by information. Its future is uncertain, but regardless of the eventual potential for good or harm, information literacy is a precondition of the information society. Young people in Australia are becoming more computer literate, and education authorities are developing new educational agendas for the information society. Resource-based learning is an approach that is particularly appropriate in fostering the development of individual students. The shift in emphasis from the content of what students learn to the processes of learning depends on the use of information and the development of information skills that define the purpose of an information task, locate data, select and interpret data, and use the information to complete the task. A look at information skills as they are taught in other countries highlights developments, with implications for teachers, teacher-librarians, and principals. Effective information skills programs depend on a wide range of resources. Information technology in all its forms must be an integral part of the school curriculum. (Contains 44 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia