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Approaches to Teaching Information Literacy in Practice - Sheffield


This half-day training session will now be delivered online on Friday 1 May 2020

This training will be run virtually through online software Zoom which is optimal for audience participation and provides free, accessible and remote access to anyone, anywhere with a compatible device and internet connection.

What information literacy means to students in school or further education can be very different to how this is interpreted in terms of the skills needed for success in higher education. This half-day workshop explores routes for transition drawing on the experience of delegates and provides opportunities for collaborative design and development of lessons that focus on 21st century learning skills. 

Led by experienced trainers Dr Jane Secker and Sarah Pavey, this interactive session will enable attendees to understand the terminology of information literacy, critical literacy and digital literacy and how they may be used within different education levels. It will also look at how to embed information literacy and ensure continuity of teaching practices within different disciplines by sharing experiences of collaboration with teachers and academic staff.

This training is for library and information staff at all levels and is particularly suitable for those working in further education, academic, school and public library settings. 

Why you should attend

This is a collaborative workshop which addresses key issues for teaching information literacy for library and information staff.

By the end of the half-day event attendees will have had the opportunity to: 

  • Explore what information literacy, critical literacy and digital literacy look like in practice within different education phases

  • Consider why these skills are important and the impact they have on global citizenship and life long learning

  • Develop some lesson plans for further development in your workplace that focus on the skills needed for 21st century learning and for global citizenship

  • Develop a strategy to approach teaching colleagues for collaborative planning and delivery.

The online training will consist of two one hour webinars on Friday 1 May 10-11 and then 12-1, with optional tasks in the break.

Venue: Online via Zoom

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