Training-the-Trainers (TTT)in Information Literacy Workshop
for South and Central Asia
05 - 07 November 2008
Training-the-Trainers in Information Literacy Workshop
for South and Central Asia
The Department of Library & Information science
Punjabi University, Patiala
Workshop Programme NEW
6 November 2008
7 November 2008
For list of countries in South and Central Asia to be covered in the workshop click here
The UNESCO “Training the Trainers in Information Literacy” Workshop organized by the Department of Library and Information Science, Punjabi University, Patiala (India) from 5-7 November 2008.
This workshop, as part of a series of 12 workshops covering all regions of the world, aims to provide Information Literacy educators and tariners with specialized, authoritative, comprehensive and up-to-date training knowledge, and bring them together to discuss and share information on current issues. The workshop will include group work, and be facilitated by expert presenters. A Certificate of Completion will be awarded to workshop participants who successfully complete the workshop.
The application period for the workshop is open till 17 October 2008. Fifty candidates, who represent libraries, educational institutions and associations, from 15 countries of South and Central Asia would participate in this workshop. Participants will be responsible for their own travel and living expenses while attending the workshop. However, lunches and refreshments during the workshop days will be provided by the host institution. It is strongly recommended that interested stakeholders regularly check this website for the latest information.
Aim & Scope
The main aim of this Workshop is to provide Information Literacy educators and trainers with specialized, authoritative, comprehensive and up-to-date training knowledge, and bring them together to discuss and share information on current issues, concerns, teaching and learning approaches, methods and models, and professional “best practices” regarding Information Literacy education and training.
Every individual and organization in today’s Global Information Society needs to master various kinds of critical information skills and competencies. None is more important than Lifelong Learning and Information Literacy. Mastery of these skills will enable people and institutions both to succeed in a constantly changing and challenging, and highly competitive world. Only information literacy can enable people to stay ahead of competition and change. Information Literacy facilitates enlightenment, empowerment, and emancipation of information users. Critical thinkers and independent learners are the expected outcomes of this workshop.
Information Literacy is a set of skills that embrace the entire life cycle of knowing how to define one’s information needs, then to find, evaluate, and communicate and effectively use the retrieved information. Information Literacy is, in turn, the keystone to Lifelong Learning. An information literate individual is a self-directed individual capable of knowing how to master life management skills. Librarians, educators and other information professionals play a pivotal role in equipping individuals with information literacy skills, as well as furnishing them with critical opportunities to survive and thrive in this era of fierce competition and warp change. Therefore, training librarians, educators, archivists, curators, and other professionals in Information Literacy concepts and practices is necessary and critical to every nation, its institutions, the corporate sector and other segments of its society.
Main topics of the Workshop are as follows:
- Explaining the concept, and importance of Information Literacy and Lifelong Learning,
- Explaining the symbiosis of Information Literacy and Lifelong Learning,
- Illustrating Information Literacy models (with special emphasis on the Empowering 8 Model), programs, rubrics, and standards that have been developed and tested,
- Sharing “Best Practices” and lessons learned with regard to Information Literacy,
- Developing modules for teaching and learning of Information Literacy,
- Training the participants in needs analysis and sense-making
- Describing the attributes and characteristics of info-literate persons and learners,
- Sharing training contents and materials,
- Discussing Information Literacy teaching methods and techniques,
- Listing effective Information Literacy evaluation techniques and rubrics,
- Integrating Information Literacy into curricula across frontiers
For Application Form, click here.
For further details contact:
Dr Jagtar Singh
Professor and Workshop Coordinator
Department of Library and Information science
Punjabi University, Patiala 147002 (Punjab) India
Tel: +91-175-3046179, 3046180
Dr Forest Woody Horton, Jr.
UNESCO TTT Project Facilitator
Prof. Albert Boekhorst
University of Amsterdam