A curriculum framework for implementing information technology in school education to foster information literacy

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Abstract

A literature review of the development of the information technology (IT) curriculum in recent decades in Hong Kong reveals that the aim of the curriculum has shifted from Computer Studies to the development of information literacy (IL). Based on a survey of all schools in Hong Kong and in response to the demand for IL in society, a curriculum framework is proposed that fosters the IL of students. The curriculum framework is based on the rationale of significant learning and designed on the principles of providing authenticity and creating reflection. It consists of three parts: a core IT curriculum; use of knowledge about IT and information processing across curricula; and a school culture that fosters IL. Four issues that are critical for the successful implementation of the proposed curriculum framework are discussed: school-based implementation models; the provision of service learning activities; support from parents; and reduction of the digital divide between students. Copyright © 2008 Elsevier.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)129-141
JournalComputers & Education
Volume51
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2008

Citation

Kong, S. C. (2008). A curriculum framework for implementing information technology in school education to foster information literacy. Computers & Education, 51(1), 129-141.

Keywords

  • Curriculum framework
  • Information literacy
  • Information technology
  • School education
  • Significant learning
  • Service learning

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