Wednesday, 17 June 2009

Mike Eisenberg on Information Literacy

I had the great fortune to watch Mike Eisenberg, of the Big 6 fame, present Information Literacy.
He provides an interesting twist to the parable of the man and the fish. In an information literate environment, teacher-librarians should provide assistance for finding, using, and evaluating resources about fishing. By providing students with the skills for obtaining information relevant to their search, rather than a teacher-direct introduction to the content, students can then teach themselves how to fish...and to solve similar, but novel, inquiries.

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