Information literacy is essential for achieving goals in the workplace, education, citizenship, health, and everyday life. According to CILIP definition (IFLA, 2015), “information literacy is viewed as something that empowers people in all walks of life to achieve their life goals and that it underpins lifelong learning.”
|Critical Information Literacy
Critical information literacy is a way of thinking and teaching that examines the social construction and political dimensions of libraries and information, problematizing information’s production and use so that library users may think critically about such forces (Tewell, 2018).
Data literacy is the component of information literacy that enables individuals to access, interpret, critically assess, manage, handle, and ethically use data (Calzada-Prado and Marzal, 2013)
Digital literacy is a ‘life skill’ in which individuals develop skills and abilities, using digital tools appropriately to locate, evaluate, analyze, synthesize and construct new knowledge, communicate and interact with others in a creative and transformative way.
|Media and Information Literacy
Empowerment of people through MIL is an important prerequisite for fostering equitable access to information and knowledge and promoting free, independent and pluralistic media and information systems. Media and Information Literacy recognizes the primary role of information and media in our everyday lives. It lies at the core of freedom of expression and information – since it empowers citizens to understand the functions of media and other information providers, to critically evaluate their content, and to make informed decisions as users and producer of information and media content. (www.UNESCO.org).
Mobile information literacy is a concept about the competencies of an information literate person in the mobile environment. MoL help people learn how to find and evaluate the quality and credibility of information obtained online, understand how to create and share online information effectively, and participate safely and securely.
|Sustainable Development Literacy
Sustainability Development Literacy is the ability to gain knowledge, skills, and mindsets that allow individuals to become truly committed to building a sustainable future and assisting in making informed and effective decisions in the area of economy, ecology, and social life.
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