Information Literacy, Critical Thinking and Interdisciplinary Learning – What’s the Connection?

4 June 2009 (Thursday) 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Venue: DLB 802, 8/F, David C. Lam Building, Shaw Campus, HKBU

Abstract

In what ways does today’s information world demand rich critical thinking skills? What kind of critical thinking skills? What about creative thinking skills, ethical judgment, and problem solving skills? How does information conform to disciplinary silos? How does it transcend such silos? What does information type (journals, blogs, YouTube videos) relay about meaning and value? These questions and more will be actively explored at the next General Education Seminar.

At the end of this seminar, participants will be able to:

  • Describe information literacy as it relates to critical thinking
  • Design teaching and learning activities appropriate to rich information literacy learning outcomes
  • Articulate connections between information-seeking and inter -disciplinary learning

Speakers Biography

Ms. Dianne Cmor
Ms. Alison Chan
Mr. Chris Chan
Ms. Xin Li
(All from Information Services Section, HKBU Library )