European Conference on Information Literacy. She wanted to draw on instructional design (learning) and IL theories. She presented the ILearn model as a circular model of Identify, locate, evaluate, apply, reflect and kNow. She paid particular attention to the last stages, as they are most concerned with constructing understanding and integrating into your own knowledge base. The speaker aknowledged the thinkers who influenced her ideas: from information science Wilson, Buckland and Marchionini; and from instructional systems design Gagne, Merrill, Kozma, and Anderson & Krathwohl. The model has been used in the school classroom, at the primary and secondary level, and at university level.
There are a lot of articles about this model, so rather than try to describe it myself, I will refer you to one of the following:
- Neuman, D. (2012) I-Learn: a tool for using information for learning. Library Media Connection. http://www.librarymediaconnection.com/pdf/lmc/reviews_and_articles/featured_articles/Neuman_January_February2012.pdf
- Neuman, D. (2011) Constructing Knowledge in the Twenty-First Century: I-LEARN and Using Information as a Tool for Learning. School Library Research. 14. http://www.ala.org/aasl/sites/ala.org.aasl/files/content/aaslpubsandjournals/slr/vol14/SLR_ConstructingKnowledge_V14.pdf
Photo by Sheila Webber: Mosaic museum, Istanbul, October 2013