A study of the development of an information literacy framework for Hong Kong students

Siu Cheung KONG, Fong Lok LEE, Siu Cheung LI, James HENRI

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Abstract

Information literacy is the ability to master the processes of becoming informed. An information literacy framework should focus on the capacity of students to build both cognitive and affective knowledge. This entails the formulation of standards and indicators. Hence, we conducted a survey, for which a questionnaire was developed to allow us to understand the views of school principals and teachers on the implementation of an information literacy framework for Hong Kong students. The research findings showed that the standard and indicators we established were recognised. The practitioners agreed with us that the implementation of information literacy standards in schools was not just an issue of enforcing standards; the objective should be to build the capacity of learners and to cultivate school culture. Copyright © 2005 IOS Press.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTowards sustainable and scalable educational innovations informed by the learning sciences: Sharing good practices of research, experimentation and innovation
EditorsChee-Kit LOOI , David JONASSEN , Mitsuru IKEDA
Place of PublicationWashington, D.C.
PublisherIOS Press
Pages156-163
ISBN (Print)1607501503, 1586035738, 9781607501503
Publication statusPublished - 2005

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Citation

Kong, S. C., Lee, F. L., Li, S. C., & Henri, J. (2005). A study of the development of an information literacy framework for Hong Kong students. In C.-K. Looi, D. Jonassen, & M. Ikeda (Eds.), Towards sustainable and scalable educational innovations informed by the learning sciences: Sharing good practices of research, experimentation and innovation (pp. 156-163). Washington, D.C.: IOS Press.

Keywords

  • Information literacy
  • Capacity building
  • Standard and indicators