“We’ve got a classroom system, when we could have a community system”
4:06 “ So the coin of the realm is not memorizing the facts that they’re going to need to know for thr rest of their lives. The coin of the realm will be that you:
- know how to find information,
- know how to validate it,
- know how to synthesize it,
- know how to leverage it,
- know how to communicate it,
- know how to collaborate with it,
- know to problem solve with it.
The second thought stream is the one that has really got me thinking. With libraries and our education system both so closely tied to literacy and new parameters of “literacies” unfolding, I wonder how comfortable either organization is in helping students work through the seven “know hows” listed above?
I know that many a reference desk prides itself on being able to help people “find information” and “validate it.” But in a information rich culture our competencies need to go beyond these first two items. It's got me thinking how can libraries, in addition to our education system, support these as well?Anyone have thoughts?