- Embedding information literacy in a competency based curriculum
Embedding information literacy in a competency based curriculum
Short talk to be given at Cambridge Librarian Teach-Meet on Tuesday, 29 March
- 1. Embedding Information Literacy in a Competency-Based Curriculum
- 2. RSA Opening Minds
- Skills-, or co mpetency-based approach to learning (and teaching)
- All lessons have a NC learning objective and a competency-based learning objective
- Competences make the learning relevant
- 3. What did this mean for the Library?
- Information competency = information literacy
- Great opportunity to get involved with embedding IL across teaching and learning in the academy
- 4. How did I get involved?
- Volunteered to be part of the c ompetencies working party
- Developing how competencies will work in year 10/11 (key stage 4)
- Played a key role in developing the information competence framework
- Worked to develop a framework of success criteria that would be cross-curricular
- 5. Information Competence: Success Criteria Example learning objective: Demonstrate your RESEARCH skills by reading and making notes on... Show that you can EVALUATE successfully by sorting and rating the source texts.
- 6. What did this achieve?
- Raised awareness of the necessity to teach and refer to these skills
- Provides a starting point from which to engage in discussions with staff in planning opportunities to develop these skills
- Helped to raise the profile of the Library as a resource for teaching and learning
- Developed the Librarians status as a member of the teaching and learning team
- 7. What did this lead to?
- Delivered raising attainment sessions for whole-year group focus days on:
- Using information in relation to work experience
- Planned and delivered lessons with teachers for GCSE coursework and research
- Delivered INSET sessions on IL and using web tools to develop teaching and learning
- 8. Next steps?
- Ensure relevant information literacy skills are supported across the curriculum
- Provide relevant support to staff
- in accessing and utilising quality resources
- in planning activities and lessons
- in delivering the teaching and learning of information literacy
- Help to cascade these skills down into key stage three and up into key stage five (A-level)