Question of the Week - Weeks 4 & 5
Discussion Topic for Two Weeks: We are bombarded daily with information from the media, newspapers, magazines, radio, and the World Wide Web. Is all information equal? Is it accurate, worthy of our attention? How do you decide which information to take in and which to discard? What is information literacy? How will you teach your students about information literacy? Use the following Link on Information Literacy (written by a vocational education teacher in Australia) to help guide your response: http://knowledgetree.flexiblelearning.net.au/edition07/html/c_blackall.html
Career and Technical Education teachers can use information literacy for academic purposes, such as research papers and group presentations.
Information literacy is critically important because we are surrounded by information in all formats. Not all information is created equal: some is authoritative, current, reliable, but some is biased, out of date, misleading, false. The amount of information available is going to keep increasing. The types of technology used to access, manipulate, and create information will likewise expand.
Information literacy can be engaging and a positive way to introduce students to real world experiences.