Friday, September 04, 2009

IFLA Reports: Integrating tradition: Kenanow and information literacy

One of the posters at the IFLA/ World Library and Information Conference was Integrating tradition: Kenanow and information literacy. Presenter was Shannon McAlorum of University College of the North, Canada ( a little more information on her is here, and she is pictured on the right). This was an interesting poster about using indigenous ways of learning and knowing to engage people from that community.

The central circle on the poster gives her starting proposition that “Using pedagogical methods grounded in tradition and develped by Cree of Northern Manitoba will increase the rate at which Cree students perceive and adapt to new information literacy techniques”. Both strengths and weaknesses emerged, as is listed on the poster (click it to see larger size, note the copyright for the content is Shannon's).

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