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ERIC Number: ED399951
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Feb
Pages: 5
Abstractor: N/A
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Enhancing Information Literacy Skills Across the Curriculum.
Giguere, Marlene; And Others
Information literacy is an set of acquired skills and strategies which encompass the abilities to recognize a need for information, to retrieve the required information, and to evaluate and utilize it effectively. Teaching students how to structure, acquire, analyze, and synthesize information must start much earlier than at the post-secondary level. The paper provides a brief review of the history and development of the information literacy project, and describes the resource-based approach that the model utilizes. The information literacy model strives to be an effective tool designed to help students and teacher-librarians in elaborating their research paths. A fundamental assumption upon which the model is based is that the presentation of a rich variety of information resources as well as suggested paths to retrieve these resources will improve the quality of search strategies used and, as a consequence, the research produced. The model is comprised of two major components: an inventory and analysis of identified categories of resources, and the individual research paths designed for each category which outline the process which one might follow in order to rapidly and efficiently utilize a resource. The process fosters independent, cooperative, and resource-based learning. (Author/SWC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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