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Title: Information technology and information literacy: Use of information literacy in Singapore schools and suggestions for effective implementation
Authors: Tan, Joline Huiqi
Keywords: Information technology
Information literacy
Education
Schools
Singapore
Issue Date: 2017
Citation: Tan, J. H. (2017). Information technology and information literacy: Use of information literacy in Singapore schools and suggestions for effective implementation. Unpublished manuscript, National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
Abstract: With the rapid development and increasing use of technology in this twenty-first century, it is important for schools to equip students with both Information Technology (IT) and Information Literacy (IL) skills. Although both IT and IL were Ministry of Education (MOE)-based initiatives, IT initiatives were often adopted and implemented in schools as compared to IL initiatives. It was found in existing research that the lack of IL instructions in schools was mainly due to teachers’ lack of IL knowledge. This paper thus reviewed and analysed IL programmes that were being implemented overseas since the use of IL is clearly lacking in the Singapore context. The suggestions for effective implementation of IL skills in Singapore schools were to introduce an IL course in teacher education and to implement a library period programme for students that is integrated with the school curriculum.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10497/19224
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