Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Joan Ganz Cooney Center

More about digital literacy than information literacy - but I thought this Center's website had some interesting stuff on it (the Center was launched about 6 months ago). "Forty years after Joan Ganz Cooney's landmark study stimulated the creation of Sesame Street, Sesame Workshop has established a new center devoted to accelerating children's learning in a rapidly changing world. The Joan Ganz Cooney Center will focus new attention on the challenges children face today, asking the 21st century equivalent of her original question, "How can emerging media help children learn?" " A recent addition is a report rather off-puttingly entitled The Power of Pow! Wham!: Children, Digital Media and Our Nation's Future: three challenges for the digital age. One of the challenges is "Rethink literacy and learning for the digital age" and critical thinking (with information/data) is mentioned. http://www.joanganzcooneycenter.org/
Photo by Sheila Webber: Bicycles, Sheffield University, Fresco effect, June 2008.

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