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1 International Workshop „Information Literacy Development in the School Sector” 8 June 2011, Poland, Kraków Sabina Cisek, Maria Próchnicka Institute of Information and Library Science, Jagiellonian University in Krakow 1

2 Basic facts EMPATIC = Empowering Autonomous Learning through Information Competencies EMPATIC website Project funded by the European Commission under the Lifelong Learning Programme – the managing EU agency = EACEA = the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency – EMPATIC is transversal and belongs to Key Activity 4 Dissemination and exploitation of results 2

3 Basic facts Duration of the project = two years, 2010 – 2011 EMPATIC partners – MDR Partners, UKhttp://www.mdrpartners.com/ – CERIS Istituto di Ricerca sull'Impresa e lo Sviluppo, Italy – Jagiellonian University, Institute of Information and Library Science, Poland – Technical University of Crete, Greecehttp://en.tuc.gr/ – The Turkish Librarians Association, Turkeyhttp://www.kutuphaneci.org.tr/ 3

4 The focus of the EMPATIC project Effective exploitation of the results of the Lifelong Learning Programme (LLP) and related actions, connected with the Information Literacy development in Europe, – including IL initiatives within the four sectoral programs, that is Comenius (school sector), Erasmus (higher education sector), Leonardo da Vinci (vocational education) and Grundtvig (adult learning) 4

5 The focus of the EMPATIC project The EMPATIC project aims to promote strategic (conforming to the prepared, considered, and agreed proceedings strategy) approach to Information Literacy education for citizens and societies in Europe 5

6 The aims and objectives of the EMPATIC project Its main aims are to: – improve current perceptions among policy makers in Europe regarding the role, value and implementability of Information Literacy in learning – pave the way for the extended piloting and eventual mainstreaming of information competencies in all levels of education and their integration in the reform of curriculum frameworks The core objectives of the project are to: – draw together and valorize the results of previous Information Literacy initiatives and projects across the school, university, adult and vocational learning sectors – use this evidence to influence policy makers’ perceptions and actions to support a marked increase in piloting and mainstreaming of Information Literacy – have a significant impact on validating new learning paradigms and strategic thinking on curriculum reform 6

7 The aims of the International Workshop „Information Literacy Development in the School Sector” 8 June 2011, Poland, Kraków To discuss strategies, models and methods of Information Literacy (IL) development in the school learning sector across the UE To share experiences, opinions, advice on development of the information competencies and culture among students, teachers and other groups 7

8 The aims of the International Workshop „Information Literacy Development in the School Sector” 8 June 2011, Poland, Kraków To validate the EMPATIC products up to date, in particular the Deliverables 4.1 and 4.2 – Models-for-Information-Literacy Models-for-Information-Literacy – Case-Studies Case-Studies 8

9 9 This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This project or publication reflects the views only of the author and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any substantial information contained therein


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