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Information literacy and online learning for secondary school and internal tertiary students under COVID-19

My son is 15, doing NCEA level 1 this year.  He is now learning at home, navigating his workload independently using materials provided by his teachers. It is indeed a strange way of learning for him and his peers and... Continue Reading →

Heather’s legacy

Our team is really sad about losing the wonderful Heather, who passed away this weekend. I’ve been thinking about what Heather would want at this time, I can hear her pleading with me not to make a fuss…but I decided... Continue Reading →

PISA’s warning: teachers need to teach Information Literacy explicitly if we are to reverse the decline

On December 03rd 2019, Stuff news reported on the results of the 2018 round of the OECD’s PISA(1) testing in Reading Literacy, Mathematics Literacy and Science Literacy(2). The article noted the consistent downward trends in achievement, since 2012, of New... Continue Reading →

Our final team hui

At the end of last year we had our final hui as a team. To commemorate the occasion, we replicated the photo taken at the first hui in 2017:   (2017 on the left, 2019 on the right) Aside from... Continue Reading →

Connecting Digital Citizenship and Information Literacy: Part 1 of 2

In 2018, the Ministry of Education introduced the Digital Strategy and Curriculum into New Zealand schools for Years 1-13. The digital technologies curriculum combines skills for using electronic devices and hardware as well as supporting students to develop as thinkers,... Continue Reading →

Encouraging the ‘why’ behind information literacy skills: a student perspective

I recently read this article by Barbara Fister, and it was as if something jumped off the page at me. I recommend you read it as there’s a tonne of really valuable insight in there about the intricate web of... Continue Reading →

That Was Then….

As a sole charge librarian, my daily routine before involvement in this project would have included any or all of the following tasks: Cataloguing and processing of resources Issuing and returning of books Planning and setting up displays Shelf tidying... Continue Reading →

Un-silencing the silent voices

Our information literacy research has highlighted the importance of bringing minority or indigenous voices into our research conversations with students and colleagues. I previously posted on information literacy’s (IL) role in decolonising the curriculum. As I reflect on that post,... Continue Reading →

The definition of information literacy – how much does it matter?

I work in the School of Psychology, and a group of us who do similar research meet each week to discuss topics of shared interest. Recently we discussed this article titled What is cognition? The article provides a range of... Continue Reading →

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