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ERIC Number: ED421076
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Pages: 5
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The New Information Literacy Standards for Student Learning: Where Do They Fit with Other Content Standards?
Caffarella, Edward P.
The Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) and the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) have formed a committee to write a new edition of the "Information Power" guidelines and to investigate the information literacy needs of K-12 students over the next 20 years. The following nine information standards for student learning have been developed: (1) accesses information efficiently and effectively; (2) evaluates information critically and competently; (3) uses information effectively and creatively; (4) pursues information related to personal interests; (5) appreciates and enjoys literature and other creative expressions of information; (6) strives for excellence in information seeking and knowledge generation; (7) recognizes the importance of information to a democratic society; (8) practices ethical behavior in regard to information and information technology; and (9) participates effectively in groups to pursue and generate information. These standards are divided into three broad categories: information literacy (standards 1-3); independent learning (standards 4-6); and social responsibility (standards 7-9). Each standard is written as a lifelong skill and is therefore not grade specific. This paper examines the standards and the interface of these standards with other subjects typically taught in schools. (AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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