Information Literacy: Past Approaches and Present Challenges

  • Penny Moore


Interest in information literacy is increasing as the information age challenges educators to keep abreast of new developments in subject matter and technology. In this article, past approaches to teaching aspects of information literacy are reviewed and their implications for future learning and teaching are discussed. The role of collaboration between teachers and librarians is mentioned and information problem solving is examined as a context for developing thinking skills essential to information literacy. Professional development for both educators and librarians is seen as crucial to success in implementing the National Curriculum with respect to information skills.


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Penny Moore
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MOORE, Penny. Information Literacy: Past Approaches and Present Challenges. The New Zealand Annual Review of Education, [S.l.], n. 5, dec. 1995. ISSN 1178-3311. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 28 oct. 2020. doi:


Learning & Cognitive Development