A National Information Literacy Framework 2008
With funding from the The Esmée Fairbairn Foundation
the Scottish Information Literacy Project will pursuing the following key objectives:
The restructuring of the recently piloted National Information Literacy Framework (Scotland) to include: exemplars of good practice, feedback and evaluation survey results and research data from the study of the use of information usage in the workplace. Armed with this information the Framework will become a genuine lifelong learning document with extended components on workplace information usage and lifelong learning.
We will continue with our advocacy work and aim to increase usage of the National Information Literacy Framework (Scotland) in Schools by working with partners and interested parties to link the Curriculum for Excellence (CfE) draft Learning Outcomes and Experiences with information literacy activities and the framework. We will also look at teacher CPD activities and initial teacher training.
The other area is reviewing the role of information literacy in the workplace and working with appropriate partners to identify needs, look at how training programmes might be developed and what their content and mode of delivery might be. We are already working with employers' organisations and the STUC and we hope to identify companies which we can work with. As we are a Scottish Project and most of Scotland's businesses are Small to Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) it is likely that SMEs will be our main focus in the private sector. We also hope to work with the public sector which our research suggests will be fertile ground and we will continue our links with our friends in Adult Literacies work. We are keen to work with public libraries which have IT training programmes which can be developed to include information literacy.