Submodule 1 – Information and data literacy

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In this section of the first module, we will focus on how trainers/educators in adult education can effectively teach the essential skills required for understanding, using, managing, and evaluating information and data.

In “Lesson 1.1: Introduction to information and data literacy”, they will be introduced to the concept of information and data literacy. The importance of this skill in the community will be emphasized, highlighting its relevance in our technology-driven world. The trainers/educators will gain awareness of the essential need for information and data literacy.

“Lesson 1.2: Understanding information and data” will delve into the nature and characteristics of information and data. Concepts such as computational thinking, types of information and data sources, and file formats and extensions will be explored, equipping teachers with a comprehensive understanding of the subject.

“Lesson 1.3: Browsing, searching, and filtering information and data” will learn the trainers/educators how to develop and implement effective search strategies. They will acquire the skills to identify and use appropriate search terms, enabling them to quickly and efficiently locate and utilize relevant information. They will also be given some practical tips and teaching ideas that they can use to pass on this content to their learners.

“Lesson 1.4: Evaluating information and data” will focus on teaching trainers/educators how to evaluate the information and data. This will include techniques for assessing sources and identifying potential pitfalls. They will also be given some practical tips and teaching ideas that they can use to pass on this content to their learners.

Finally, “Lesson 1.5: Managing and organising information and data” will address the management and organisation of information and data. Trainers/educators will learn strategies for effective file management, email organization, digital notes and task lists, and digital calendars and reminders. These skills are vital for teachers to maintain a structured and organized approach to their own information and data, but they will also learn how they can pass on this content to their learners.

By completing this submodule, teachers will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to teach their learners about information and data literacy. They will be equipped to guide their students in understanding, using, managing, and evaluating information and data effectively, ensuring their students are well-prepared for the demands of the modern world.

Objectives

The aim of this module is to equip trainers/educators in adult education with the necessary knowledge and skills to teach their learners about information and data literacy. They will know how to guide their learners in understanding, using, managing, and evaluating information and data effectively, ensuring their students are well-prepared for the demands of the modern world.

By the end of this module, learners will:

  • Know what information and data literacy is.
  • Understand the importance of information and data literacy in today’s society.
  • Have the competences to understand, use, manage and evaluate information and data.
  • Have a range of practices that can be used for their teaching activities in adult education about information and data literacy.
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Course Includes

  • 5 Lessons
  • 14 Topics
  • 1 Quiz