Short talk to be given at Cambridge Librarian Teach-Meet on Tuesday, 29 March
1. Embedding Information Literacy in a Competency-Based Curriculum
2. RSA Opening Minds
Skills-, or co mpetency-based approach to learning (and teaching)
Citizenship (year 11)
Learning (year 7)
Information (year 10-11)
People (year 8)
Situations (year 9)
All lessons have a NC learning objective and a competency-based learning objective
Competences make the learning relevant
3. What did this mean for the Library?
Information competency = information literacy
Great opportunity to get involved with embedding IL across teaching and learning in the academy
4. How did I get involved?
Volunteered to be part of the c ompetencies working party
Developing how competencies will work in year 10/11 (key stage 4)
Played a key role in developing the information competence framework
Worked to develop a framework of success criteria that would be cross-curricular
5. Information Competence: Success Criteria Example learning objective: Demonstrate your RESEARCH skills by reading and making notes on... Show that you can EVALUATE successfully by sorting and rating the source texts.
6. What did this achieve?
Raised awareness of the necessity to teach and refer to these skills
Provides a starting point from which to engage in discussions with staff in planning opportunities to develop these skills
Helped to raise the profile of the Library as a resource for teaching and learning
Developed the Librarians status as a member of the teaching and learning team
7. What did this lead to?
Delivered raising attainment sessions for whole-year group focus days on:
Using information in relation to work experience
Planned and delivered lessons with teachers for GCSE coursework and research
Delivered INSET sessions on IL and using web tools to develop teaching and learning
8. Next steps?
Ensure relevant information literacy skills are supported across the curriculum
Provide relevant support to staff
in accessing and utilising quality resources
in planning activities and lessons
in delivering the teaching and learning of information literacy
Help to cascade these skills down into key stage three and up into key stage five (A-level)