Sunday, March 16, 2014

Discussion in SL of ACRL Draft Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education #ACRLILRevisions

Later today (16th March 2014) there is a discussion of the proposed new ACRL Draft Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education, led by Esther Grassian, in the virtual world, Second Life. It starts at 12 noon SLT time (at the moment this is 7pm UK time). You need a SL avatar to participate. The location is and the sponsors are ACRL VWIG & ALA Communities & Virtual Libraries MIG. Please read the draft ACRL document prior to attending: . They have framed some questions for discussions:
Question 1. In what ways does the language utilized in the new draft Framework make sense to you and in what ways does it not make sense?
Question 2. What do you like and what do you not like about the treatment of...
2a. basic information literacy, as opposed to information literacy incorporated into subjects or disciplines
2b. “knowledge creation” in relation to identifying, locating and evaluating information
2c. “Dispositions” (affective or emotional elements), including learning preferences,
"...willingness to learn difficult new concepts, and to develop self-efficacy."* (Draft IL Framework, lines 126-127)

*NOTE: "According to psychologist Albert Bandura, self-efficacy is our belief in our ability to succeed in certain situations... Your sense of self-efficacy has a major influence on how you approach challenges and goals. When confronted with a challenge, do you believe that you can succeed or are you convinced that you will fail?" Cherry, Kendra. 2011. Self-Efficacy - Psychology Definition of the Week.

Question 3. Should the current ACRL IL Standards be replaced by or supplemented by the new Framework?

Following the discussion, leaders of the ACRL VWIG and the ALA Communities & Virtual Libraries groups will draft feedback to submit to ACRL.
Photo by Sheila Webber: The previous ACRL event in SL, February 2014

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