A new curriculum for information literacy: executive summary
Title: A new curriculum for information literacy: executive summary
Authors: Dr Jane Secker & Dr Emma Coonan
Pages: 8 pp.
Source: Arcadia Project
Publisher: Cambridge University Library
Date (published): 08/07/2011
Date (accessed): 14/09/2011
Type of information: research paper
On-line access: yes (pdf)
This short project, based at Cambridge University Library and funded by the Arcadia Programme, sought to develop a practical curriculum for information literacy that meets the needs of the undergraduate student entering higher education over the next five years.
The research is grounded in relevant theoretical models and reviews of recent professional literature and existing best practices. In addition, the authors consulted with experts in the information literacy field, and also those working in curriculum design and educational technologies.
Project aims and objectives
This project sought to develop a practical curriculum for information literacy that meets the needs of the undergraduate student entering higher education over the next five years.
Specifically the project aimed:
• To understand the information needs of future undergraduate students on entering higher education
• To develop a revolutionary curriculum for information literacy that can be used with undergraduate students entering UK higher education
• To provide practical guidance about how best to equip students with the knowledge, skills and behaviour around information use to support their learning in the digital age
• To develop a flexible curriculum that can be used and adapted in the higher education community and used in face to face, blended and online learning provision."