Information literacy: A means of preparing the students in Slovenia for the information society

Erjavec, Karmen and Volcic, Zala (2010) Information literacy: A means of preparing the students in Slovenia for the information society. Journal of Children and Media, 4 1: 59-76. doi:10.1080/17482790903407325

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Author Erjavec, Karmen
Volcic, Zala
Title Information literacy: A means of preparing the students in Slovenia for the information society
Journal name Journal of Children and Media   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1748-2801
1748-2798
Publication date 2010-02-08
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/17482790903407325
Volume 4
Issue 1
Start page 59
End page 76
Total pages 18
Place of publication United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Abstract Today, some of the most prominent policies in schools throughout the (post)industrialized world, and especially in developing Central and Eastern European countries, relate to the rapid introduction of information and communication technologies (ICTs). The concept of “information literacy” is the most common rationale for introducing educational ICTs. This concept is so poorly defined that it may best be investigated as a form of ideology. The arguments in justification of the presence of ICTs in classrooms are primarily vocational and market servitism. They are based on the assumption that ICTs will be pervasive in the workplace of the future and are soon going to be everywhere. Therefore, information literacy will prepare the students for living and working in the information society and increase a country's competitiveness on the global market. The more purely pedagogical arguments are secondary. By talking directly to 25 students from five Slovenian secondary schools, the research found an overall acceptance of this message.
Keyword Central-Eastern Europe
Curriculum
ICTs
Information literacy
Information society
Policy
Slovenia
Students
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