Monday, June 23, 2008

Training the Trainers in Tallinn

A UNESCO Training the trainers in Information Literacy workshop takes place on 20-21 August 2008, in Tallinn, Estonia, hosted by the Institute of Information Studies of Tallinn University and National Library of Estonia
The aim of this Workshop is to provide facilitators of information literacy with up-to-date knowledge and skills, and bring them together to discuss and share knowledge on current issues, theories, teaching and learning approaches and methods, as well as best practices and lessons learned in facilitating the development of information-related competencies.
Main topics of the Workshop include: Explaining the concept, and importance of information literacy and lifelong learning; Presenting information literacy models, programs and standards; Sharing best practices and lessons learnt in facilitating information literacy; Analyzing the characteristics of learners, their needs and learning styles; Describing ways of embedding information literacy into curricula.
School and university librarians, academics, school managers and other administrators who are involved and/or in charge of facilitating the development of information-related competencies are invited to apply. A maximum of 50 participants will be accepted to the workshop mainly from the Baltic and Scandinavian countries, and Northern Europe.
Applicants must fill out the online application form on the Workshop website ( before the July 20th. Communications of all kinds should be directed to Sirje Virkus:

Photo by Sheila Webber: Yeppoon, Australia, June 2008

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