Apr 22 2009
Information Literacy Case Studies and Curriculum for Excellence Literacy and English experiences and outcomes
The project has been working with Learning and Teaching Scotland (LTS):
to identify exemplars of good practice / case studies within the cross curricular area of information literacy for dissemination through the LTS (Learning and Teaching Scotland) website which offers an important mechanism to keep education authority and school staff informed and supported.
Thanks to the above parties, LTS Curriculum for Excellence Literacy and English Team and the school librarians involved the case studies are now live and can be viewed on the LTS Information Literacy Website under sharing practice - two more case studies are still to be finalised by LTS. Hopefully more case studies will be added in the future.
The addition of these sharing practice case studies / exemplars of good practice linked to the Curriculum for Excellence four capacities (to enable each child or young person to be a successful learner, a confident individual, a responsible citizen and an effective contributor) will add value to the LTS resources:
- facilitating access to practitioners’ good practices and classroom resources within this important cross curricular area
- demonstrating how specific information literacy competencies can be applied in practice
- identifying exemplars linked to different levels within the curriculum, subjects and resources.
This is an important development with the inclusion of information literacy as part of the Curriculum for Excellence Literacy and English experiences and outcomes specifically
- finding and using information in the listening and talking, and reading sections
- understanding, analysing and evaluating in listening and talking, and reading sections “to encourage progression in understanding of texts, developing not only literal understanding but also the higher order skills”
- organising and using information in the writing section