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Information Literacy is, I believe, a vital subject for the modern curriculum.
The elements that make up the Information Literacy Curriculum exist within the National Curriculum but are not greatly emphasised.
Nevertheless we are overloaded with information!

I would like to see every pupil taught a methodical approach to handling information -
• asking pertinent questions,
• searching for suitable information sources,
• selecting appropriate information,
• synthesising material from several sources,
• presenting it in the most effective way and
• evaluating what they've done.

Key Information from my presentation to the School Library Association weekend course "Knowledge is Power" and my blurb describing my approach to training courses, are here as Word files.

Buy a copy of Implementing an Information Literacy Programme in Your School - loose leaf file and CD-ROM -from SfE publications. Includes the 20 key information skills.

Best wishes in implementing the Information Literate School.
Duncan Grey

Example information based projects:

Plan A Holiday | Newspaper Day | Plague Project | Meat or Veggie?