After the famous AASL Information Literacy standards for students, now the standards for the 21st-century learners.
There are now only four main standards :
- Learners use skills, resources, and tools to inquire, think critically, and gain knowledge.
- Learners use skills, resources, and tools to draw conclusions, make informed decisions, apply knowledge to new situations, and create new knowledge.
- Learners use skills, resources, and tools to share knowledge and participate ethically and productively as members of our democratic society.
- Learners use skills, resources, and tools to pursue personal and aesthetic growth.
The choice of 4 standars is a better strategy because the old 9 standards was too difficult to remember (like a BIG4). The standards are better user-centered and less procedural but there are a lot of skills under the 4 standards. Nevertheless we can feel the influence of research in information literacy and the web 2.0’s mutations.
I like a lot the first sentence :
Reading is a window o the world. Reading is a foundational skill for learning, personal growth, and enjoyment. The degree to which students can read and understand text in all formats (e.g., picture, video, print) and all contexts is a key indicator of success in school and in life. As a lifelong learning skill, reading goes beyond decoding and comprehension to interpretation and development of new understandings.
Reading in a wider vision near of Yves Jeanneret’s concept is the key in the life-long learning perspective.
Thanks to the blog of scool library media for the news.