Information Literacy
At Marryatville Primary School we aim to develop Information literate students who have the essential skills to participate successfully in an information age in the 21st Century.
We aim to embed them across the school curriculum and teach them explicitly in the context of inquiry-based learning programs through the process of Guided Inquiry where the class teacher as curriculum and student manager, and the teacher librarian as information specialist, collaborate in the design and teaching of units of work.

An information literate person
Recognises a need for information (Defines the task/Formulates good questions)
o Understands the task and its components.
o Recognises their own prior knowledge
o Understands what they need to find out and why.
Mind mapping tools
Finds needed information effectively and efficiently — (Locates resources)
o Uses effective search strategies
o Identifies a variety of information sources representing a range of viewpoints
o Selects the most appropriate sources of information for the task
Critically evaluates information and the information seeking process — (Selects/Analyses information)
o Assesses the usefulness and relevance of the information obtained
o Understands and applies criteria for evaluating information
o Evaluates contradictory information from different sources

o Revises search strategies if necessary
Manages information collected or generated — (Organises/Synthesises information)
o Records information and its sources ethically without plagiarism
o Uses organisational and thinking strategies to sort and make sense of information
o Synthesises information collected with own prior knowledge to develop own hypothesis or argument
o Determines whether the information satisfies the task

Applies prior and new information to construct new concepts or create new understandings —(Presents /Communicates findings)
o Communicates knowledge and new understandings clearly and effectively
o Uses a communication format that matches the purpose of the task and the intended audience
Reflects on and assesses the quality of the process and product of information seeking — (Evaluates the product & process)
o Recognises own strengths and weaknesses and sets goals for improvement
o Recognises the importance of ethical behaviour in the use and collection of information
Useful links
Mrs Mac's page

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