martes, 8 de septiembre de 2009

Concepts related and/or synonymic with
Information Literacy

according to the conceptual,
linguistic and/or pedagogical position
to assume:

Spanish: Alfabetización en información, Alfabetización informativa, Desarrollo de Habilidades Informativas, Competencias informacionales, Competencias en información, Competencias informativas

Portugues: Literacia em informação, Alfabetização Informativa, Alfabetização em informacao, Competencia em informacao, Competência informacional, Mediação Informacional, Treinamento de usuários na procura da informação

English: Information skills, Information competency, Information competencies, Information literacy instruction, Information literacy skills


A proposed from Colombia on what is understood for
Information Literacy
(Information Literacy Education)


the teaching-learning process designed 

for an individual or group of persons,

under the professional leadership and 

guidance of an educational or library institution, 
using different teaching strategies and learning environments 
(classroom, mixed-blended learning or "virtual" / E-INFOLIT),

to be able to achieve the competences  

(knowledge, skills and attitudes) 
in computing, communications and information 
that would enable and empower them,

after identifying and recognizing their information needs, 

and applying different formats, media and physical, 
electronic or digital resources,

to locate, select, retrieve, organize, evaluate, 

produce, share and disseminate 
in an efficient and effective way, 
as well as with a critical and ethical approach 
(Information Behavior) 
the information that best satisfies those needs, 
building upon their potentialities  
(cognitive, practical and emotional) 
and previous knowledge 
(multiple literacies: reading and writing, functional, 
visual, media, digital)

and to achieve an appropriate interaction 

with other individuals and groups 
(cultural practices-social inclusion)
according to the different roles and contexts involved 
(educational levels, research, job-training),

for finally with all this process, 

to get and share new knowledge as well as 
the foundations for lifelong learning  
(to which every citizen has the right)  
in order to facilitate the decision-making 
for personal, organizational, community and social benefits
in view of the everyday and long-term demands 
(opportunities and threats) 
in the current information society.


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