The sun is shining on this beautiful Saturday, and I have worked in my garden. Still, I need to research more, learn more about what they teach in Computer Science in The Netherlands (Informatica and Why is it not a compulsory subject yet??), and give evidence of my learning. It is a compulsive need of mine. So, I read Wilfred Rubens’s Blog, I study the Emma Report and the Definition of Information Literacy and the 6 Frames of Information Literacy today as defined by the ACRL Board and published on 11 January 2016:
Definition of Information Literacy as “the set of integrated abilities encompassing the reflective discovery of information, the understanding of how information is produced and valued, and the use of information in creating new knowledge and participating ethically in communities of learning.”
Seems to me I need to connect our teaching on bias, authority, context, and work on tasks that help students evaluate the credibility of sources and help them in their understanding of the changing dynamics of the world of information. They will need to function in international communities later, and be able to communicate not only using the English language, but also communicating with the proper digital tools, and know the possibilities and the limits of these.
I define the goal of my project now: As a teacher of English I coach my students as consumers and creators of information and help them participate successfully in collaborative spaces.
So I will create collaborative tasks in a scrum approach. First, I need to know more about these tools, and about Scrums. As a Department of English, we have learnt how to collaborate in Scrums last year, as one of my colleagues was eager to try this out. It worked wonderfully, each teacher doing their own tasks, and then sharing at given times: TO DO – DOING – DONE. How easy can that be? For me, it was good as I like to collaborate, and also doing research on my own. Surely, students must like the same.