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Literacy across learning: Information and Critical Literacy Skills CPD for early and first level

Reflective Questions:

Having read this case study, you may find it helpful to use the reflective questions below to inform your thinking about some of the points that have been made.

You may wish to consider these questions individually or during departmental meetings to stimulate professional dialogue and reflection, and to inform future plans relating to literacy across learning.

  1. Are you clear about what strategies could be drawn upon to develop information and critical literacy skills?
  2. Do your learners have a range of strategies to draw from when they are listening and talking, reading and writing?
  3. Have your learners been taught how to: find and use information; make notes; understanding analysing and evaluation; Organising and using information ?
  4. Do you use active learning strategies in your classroom?



Information Literacy in Schools


Information Literacy

Curriculum for Excellence

Thinking Skills

Finding and Using Information

Tips and techniques

Supporting Resources

Engagement - case studies / sharing practice

Reflective Questions

"Information literacy is knowing when and why you need information, where to find it, and how to evaluate, use and communicate it in an ethical manner." CILIP (2004) Information Literacy Definition