Presenter Information / Informacion del presentador

Marilyn Way, Birdwood ConsultancyFollow
Kerry Boland, Birdwood ConsultancyFollow

Location

CBC 140

Start Date

17-5-2018 4:45 PM

End Date

17-5-2018 5:45 PM

Presentation Type / Tipo de propuesta

Interactive Workshop / Talleres interactivos

Description / Descripción

From Head to Head or Heads Together? offers an interactive workshop sharing effective evidence-based pedagogical approaches to Information Literacy (IL) in the early years, particularly in redressing disadvantage. IL skills are 21st Century skills needed by children and families to ensure inequities are challenged. Being able to find, evaluate and apply information for personal benefit is a key attribute in today's knowledge economy. IL goes beyond developing functional skills to creating attributes that enable lifelong learning. However, simply having access to digital technologies and online resources does not always equate to developing these attributes.

The 2015 Australian Early Development Census Data identified that 22.9% of children in the local area of the project were developmentally vulnerable. A 2016/2017 Queensland Education Horizon Grant resulted in the formation of a transdisciplinary partnership that utilized the complementary skill sets of university researchers, librarians, early childhood and primary teachers. New knowledge about pedagogies for Information Literacy skills in the early years was conceptualized in the design of a pedagogical model. The 4-C Model; CONNECT, CREATE, CONTEST AND CHANGE provides participants with critical information on how IL as a skill necessary for 21st Century learning, can be embedded within early childhood and primary education contexts. By considering the epistemic stance of learners and teachers we challenge thinking to expand their repertoire of competencies.

Audience / Audiencia

Teachers: Early Childhood / Primera Infancia, Teachers: K-5, Researchers / Investigadores

Available for download on Friday, May 25, 2018

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May 17th, 4:45 PM May 17th, 5:45 PM

From Head to Head or Heads Together? Cultivating information literacy in early childhood

CBC 140

From Head to Head or Heads Together? offers an interactive workshop sharing effective evidence-based pedagogical approaches to Information Literacy (IL) in the early years, particularly in redressing disadvantage. IL skills are 21st Century skills needed by children and families to ensure inequities are challenged. Being able to find, evaluate and apply information for personal benefit is a key attribute in today's knowledge economy. IL goes beyond developing functional skills to creating attributes that enable lifelong learning. However, simply having access to digital technologies and online resources does not always equate to developing these attributes.

The 2015 Australian Early Development Census Data identified that 22.9% of children in the local area of the project were developmentally vulnerable. A 2016/2017 Queensland Education Horizon Grant resulted in the formation of a transdisciplinary partnership that utilized the complementary skill sets of university researchers, librarians, early childhood and primary teachers. New knowledge about pedagogies for Information Literacy skills in the early years was conceptualized in the design of a pedagogical model. The 4-C Model; CONNECT, CREATE, CONTEST AND CHANGE provides participants with critical information on how IL as a skill necessary for 21st Century learning, can be embedded within early childhood and primary education contexts. By considering the epistemic stance of learners and teachers we challenge thinking to expand their repertoire of competencies.