ERIC Number: ED376817
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Information Literacy: A Position Paper on Information Problem-Solving.
Wisconsin Educational Media Association, Madison.
Key elements of information literacy are identified, and a rationale is presented for the integration of information literacy in all aspects of the kindergarten through grade 12 and postsecondary curricula. Many aspects of the school restructuring movement and library media programs relate directly to information literacy and its impact on student learning. The basic elements in an information literacy curriculum are: (1) defining the need for information; (2) initiating the search strategy; (3) locating the resources; (4) assessing and comprehending the information; (5) interpreting the information; (6) communicating the information; and (7) evaluating the product and the process. Three scenes illustrate students demonstrating information literacy problem solving skills. (Contains 6 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Curriculum Development, Educational Media, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Information Literacy, Integrated Activities, Library Skills, Postsecondary Education, Problem Solving, School Libraries, School Restructuring, Search Strategies, Skill Development, Thinking Skills, User Needs (Information)
WEMA Publications, 610 North Badger Avenue, Appleton, WI 54914.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Educational Media Association, Madison.
Note: Portions of this document were adapted from the Michigan State Board of Education's "Position Paper on Information Processing Skills" (1992).