Monday, September 10, 2007

Short course: Information literacy education (2nd notice)

Would you like to find out about enquiry learning? Have you been frustrated with 'cut and paste' projects that learners hand in? Want to learn how to scaffold information literacy skills? How does one apply multiple intelligence to the setting of school projects? If your answer is YES to any of these questions, then the short course in Information Literacy Education is for you.

Course content:
●Concepts: constructivism; cognition; critical thinking; multiple intelligences; resource-based learning
●The Research Cycle – the different models
●Information literacy in the Revised National Curriculum (RNC)
●Motivation and researching
●Information skills, cognitive skills, social skills, ICT skills
●Assignments that challenge - phrasing assignments for questioning minds
●Tools for planning research-based projects
●Tools for teaching information literacy skills
●Tools for assessing research assignments
●Whole school information literacy planning
* Knowledge management and the information literate school

Who is offering the course?
University of the Western Cape's Department of Library & Information Science

Who should attend?
Teachers and teacher-librarians

Date: 25 - 29 September 2007

The cost of the 5-day course is R950 (excludes lunches). Several cafeterias on campus offer a variety of lunches. The course runs daily from 8:30 - 15:30 on the UWC campus. Participants receive either a certificate of attendance or completion, the latter if assessment criteria are met. The course is credit-bearing.

Deadline for registration & payment is 17 September 2007.

Please contact Sonia Stroud ; 021 9592137 (office); 021 9593659 (fax) for registration forms & payment details.

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