Reflecting on Information literacy in practice.

I found it interesting to read Lori’s blog post on information literacy:

Information literacy gave me writer’s block

I found it interesting when she was saying that one of the programs they use morphs from year to year according to student need and feedback. I think that this modifying and changing of programs is paramount to good teacher librarianship. When introducing anything new to a school the key is to evaluate its impact and success and be willing to make changes when needed. Often when teachers invest a lot of time and effort into a project or program they feel a great deal of loyalty towards it and couldn’t possibly accept that it may not be working as successfully as planned. However, the key to good teaching practice is to evaluate the impact that anything has on student learning and be willing to make adjustments accordingly.

I also feel that Lori’s point about mapping the General Capabilities and how they are being addressed across the school is a very good idea. I liked the fact that this highlighted them moving towards a convergence between information literacy and the General Capabilities.

I see this as being a necessary in the modern school. As my understanding of information literacy is developing, I am seeing the importance of the process and the skills to student development.

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