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Six Information Literacy Standards for Teacher Education

The information literate teacher education student:

1) defines and articulates the need for information and selects strategies and tools to find that information.

2) locates and selects information based on its appropriateness to the specific information need and the developmental needs of the students.

3) organizes and analyzes the information in the context of specific information needs and the developmental appropriateness for the audience.

4) synthesizes, processes, and presents the information in a way that is appropriate for the purpose for which information is needed.

5) evaluates discrete pieces of information as well as the entire information seeking process.

6) knows how to ethically use and disseminate information.

Why Information Literacy Standards?

The Information Literacy Standards for Teacher Education are intended for teacher education librarians and faculty members, and secondarily teacher education students. 

The purpose of the Information Literacy Standards for Teacher Education are to:

  • Guide teacher education faculty and instruction librarians in developing information literacy instruction for teacher education students.
  • Enable the evaluation and assessment of such instruction and curricula through benchmarking outcomes.

The Standards aim to communicate to teacher education students expectations for information literacy knowledge and skills they need to develop and apply in their academic work and pre-service teaching.  The Standards also aim to lead teacher education students to consider how they might integrate information literacy into their future curriculum, instruction, and assessment activities once a member of the teaching profession.

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