A Framework for Information Literacy

I follow the Librarians forum on the ECIS moodle, where I read with great interest a recent post by Teacher - Librarian Pia Alliende, in which she shares the recently published (January 2016)  Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education published by the US Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. She writes about the document that "...it revises the more traditional definition of information literacy and I see on it all of the ...

Teaching and Learning with Technology: the document

flickr photo by Rexton shared under a Creative Commons (BY-NC) license At the beginning of December 2015 the IB published a new document online, Teaching and Learning with Technology. You can read the whole document online as a web page, or download an executive summary as a pdf file. The first paragraph of the summary introduces readers to the premise: "With technological change comes new environments to navigate, new sets of skills to learn and, as a result, curriculums to develop. Across the ...

Shining a light on literacy

In this second post, Martin Hartnett continues his theme of subject notes appropriate for students for whom English is not a first language. He provides an exemplar of notes created to support the first topic on the Business and Management syllabus. It’s easy to forget that many IB students face a ‘literacy gap’: they are required to work with resources such as textbooks, and online media that assume a level of English literacy that they don’t have. We need to reflect this ...

Thinking about the literacy issues your IB students face

One problem we face as teachers in an international context is an assumption about  literacy levels, that may not not be valid for all students in an IB classroom. Indeed, I have had examples of students, new to my Business and Management class, who struggled to make themselves understood in English at all, let alone cope with the level of additional specialist language skills demanded by the subject. In this ‘guest post’, Martin Hartnett suggests an approach to support students in ...