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The Blue Book on Information Age Inquiry, Instruction and Literacy (Paperback)
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The Blue Book on Information Age Inquiry, Instruction and Literacy (Paperback)

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Paperback 660 Pages / Published: 30/09/2006
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Based on many years of columns from School Library Media Activities Monthly, this book presents key terms in a working theoretical model that may be used in developing and understanding the power of information inquiry in instruction. Authors Daniel Callison and Leslie Preddy have provided the new definitive work on information inquiry and information literacy instruction. New columns from School Library Media Activities Monthly are included and new Key Words for Instruction are introduced. An entirely new section on Inquiry has also been added and the book's section of resources and websites has been updated. This book is both a revision and an update to Key Words, Concepts and Methods for Information Age Instruction. The entirely new Key Words for Instruction have immediate value for staff development purposes as reproducibles, for building year-long study group programs in schools and libraries, or as weekly discussion handouts. In addition to the invaluable theoretical base, the authors include much practical instructional application for immediate use, thoughtfully blending theory with real-world education and library science. Their book provides readers with insights into the tremendous role of the school library media specialist as both a teacher and a librarian who needs to understand, interpret, and instruct students in the skill of inquiry-the basis of all learning. This is a basic purchase for all library and information literacy programs K-12 as well as for school library educators.

Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781591583257
Number of pages: 660
Weight: 1810 g
Dimensions: 279 x 216 x 41 mm
Edition: Annotated edition


MEDIA REVIEWS
"[A] one stop sourcebook designed to serve as a theoretical model for designing and implementing a K-12 information literacy program....Daniel Callison and Leslie Preddy have created an excellent resource for K-12 library media specialists, but colleges and universities will also find it extremely useful. Its greatest strength is the thoroughness with which this subject is covered, and even those who have been teaching information literacy for many years will find new ideas and resources here." - Reference & User Services Quarterly
"If we believe that information literacy is a lifelong, collaborative, problem-solving process, then it is essential that, at some point in our work with each student, we assess their ability to apply knowledge in the context of real tasks...in authentic projects. For guidance, we can turn to The Blue Book on Information Age Inquiry, Instruction and Literacy where evaluations and assessments suited to complex performances typical of inquiry learning are identified." - Knowledge Quest
"Starred Review Finally we have a volume that explains in detail what school library media specialists and teacher-librarian types do! Although intended as a manuscript for classroom study, this title is a perfect tool for the validity of a great school library program....This volume is for all librarians/teachers and their principals, colleagues, and school committee members. This is a great compendium of idea stimulators as well as explanations of our methods. Next time someone asks, What do you teach in library? just hand them this title. Highly Recommended." - Library Media Connection
"This book is by far the most comprehensive collection of articles, ideas, models, and other resources on inquiry and information literacy. It may seem overwhelming because of its 660 pages, but it is the foundation of a central component of the school library program." - Teacher Librarian
"A revision and update of Key Words, Concepts and Methods for Information Age Instruction (2003), this text boasts a new section on inquiry, new key words for instruction, and updated lists of print and Internet sources. Part 1 introduces the concepts of information inquiry, providing foundational documents and exploring search and use models, information literacy, standards, the instructional role of library media specialists, online inquiry learning, and resource management. Part 2 offers concrete examples of inquiry applied to the middle school student research process, and supplies reproducible pages for classroom use. Part 3 discusses and defines 51 key terms. Entries here are several pages in length and include citations and references. Indispensable for all school media specialists, this book will also appeal to other readers, who will be impressed by its well-organized design, thoroughness, and practicality." - Booklist/Professional Reading

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