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Jesús Lau jlau@uv.mx / jesuslau

21 st Century Literacies and 21 st Century Learners – Developing Information Literacy and Skills to Support Educational Outcomes National Library Auditorium, 186 Willis Street Wellington , New Zealand, November 22 th , 2010 (Monday 15:15-15:45). Jesús Lau jlau@uv.mx / www.jesuslau.com

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  1. 21st Century Literacies and 21st Century Learners – Developing Information Literacy and Skills to Support Educational OutcomesNational Library Auditorium, 186 Willis StreetWellington, New Zealand, November 22th, 2010 (Monday 15:15-15:45) Jesús Lau jlau@uv.mx / www.jesuslau.com Director, USBI-VER Library, y Coordinator Biblioteca Virtual UV UniversidadVeracruzana Boca del Río, Veracruz, México www.uv.mx/usbi_ver / www.uv.mx/bvirtual Facebookjesuslau / Twitterjesuslau Flickrjesuslau

  2. Topics • 21st CenturyLiteracies • 21st Learners • Education outcomes • Informationliteracy/media literacy

  3. LiteraciesContexts 1 Society 2 Work 4 Education 3 Well-Being

  4. Professional Competencies(Evers, Et al) • A. Mobilizing Innovation and Change: • Conceptualizing as well as setting in motion ways of initiating and managing change that involve significant departures from the current mode. • - Ability to conceptualize • - Creativity, innovation, change • - Risk-taking • B.Managing People and Tasks: Accomplishing the tasks at hand by planning, organizing, coordinating, and controlling both resources and people • - Coordinating • - Decision-making • - Leadership and influence • - Managing conflict • - Planning and organizing • C.Communicating: Interacting effectively with a variety of individuals and groups to facilitate the gathering, integrating, and conveying of information in many forms (for example, verbal, written) • - Interpersonal • - Listening • - Oral communication • - Written communication • D.Managing Self: Constantly developing practices and internalizing routines for maximizing one’s ability to deal with the uncertainty of an ever-changing environment • - Learning • - Personal organization and time management • - Personal strengths • - Problem-solving and analytic

  5. Net Geners (Tapscott, Don. Grown Up Digital. NY: 2009) 1 Freedom 8 Innovation 2 Customization 7 Speed 3 Scrutiny 6 Entertainment 4 Integrity 5 Collaboration

  6. Networked creator universe(Rainie, Lee. How libraries can serve networked individuals.) • 62% are social networking site users • ~50% share photos • 33% create content tags • 32% contribute rankings and ratings • 30% share personal creations • 26% post comments on sites and blogs • 24% use Twitter / other status update features • 15% have personal website • 15% are content remixers • 14% are bloggers • 4% use location-sharing services

  7. Communication Skills Constellation Definition and articulation of informationneed Location and access of information Assessment of information Organization of information Use of information Communication and ethical use of information OtherinformationSkills • INFORMATION LITERACY Digital technology Use Use of Communication Tools Use of Networks Sift media messages Analyze media messages Other ICT / Media Skills • ICT SKILLS – MEDIA LITERACY Reading Writing Numeracy Other Basic Skills • LITERACY Speaking Listening • ORAL COMMUNICATION ThinkingSkills • REASONING

  8. Information / KnowledgeChain • 1. Generation • Authors • Inventors • Researchers • 2. Packing • Editor • Databases/electronic media companies • Informationaggregators • 4. Use/Demand • Researchers • Academics • Students • Companies • 3. Distribution • Bookstores • Libraries • Informationservices

  9. Media Literacy Mediating Role Active Citizenship Democracy Governance Race, class, gender, stereotype Public Health Tobacco, alcohol and drugs Violence Risky behaviours Aesthetics Appreciation, quality of form, format and content School media and production Creativity and self expression

  10. MIL Knowledge, Attitudes, and Skills Core skills Subsidiary skills Identify need / Express Search / Locate Access Analyze / Induction/ Deduction Assess / Evaluate Evaluation Apply / Learn / Ethics Communicate / Reproduce / Produce Use

  11. Media Impact in Children • Mexico, greatestnumber of junkfoodadverts • 11% per houronchildrentelevisionprograms • Fourhours of TV per day • Results: Second country withfatcitizens

  12. Information Quality Relevance Validity Reliability Data, information and knowledge Timeliness Accuracy Completeness

  13. User Medium Use Scientific publications, academic information Scientists, Scholars, decision-makers Research, decision-making Information Skils Citizens, professionals, students Validated information, publications Learning, studying Mass Media Skills Citizens’ news needs, general information needs Form opinions, make general decisions, leisure Mass media

  14. Implications for libraries (Rainie, Lee. How libraries can serve networked individuals.) You can teach new literacies - screen literacy - graphics and symbols - navigation literacy - connections and context literacy - skepticism - value of contemplative time - how to create content - ethical behavior in new world

  15. Conclusions • Societyrequiresindividualswithholisticliteracies • Education has thechallengetomeetthesedemands • Social networkingcreates new educationvenuestowalk • Informationcompetencies are vital for goodeducationaloutcomes

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