What Makes Them Flip the Pages? An Information Literacy Skills Assessment of the DLSU Integrated School Grade 9 Students


In the LIS literature, emphasis was and always been on the importance of information literacy as a life-long skill that does not only contribute to academic excellence but also in the performance of simple everyday tasks. In this paper, the former contention is to be highlighted. To borrow Varlejs and Stecs (2014) thoughts – information literacy is a desired learning outcome at the high school as well as in the college level. Certainly, the DLSU Integrated School as a learning institution also encompasses this ideal as they teach and nurture their students holistically. This paper aims to provide a snapshot of the information literacy skills of the Grade 9 students of the DLSU Integrated School using the Tool for Real-time Assessment of Information Literacy Skills (TRAILS), a knowledge assessment project of Kent State University. The items in the assessment are based on the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) Standards for the 21st Century Learner. It is hoped that the result of the general assessment will aid in determining how well the Grade 9 students are against the AASL benchmarks, thus pinpointing areas that can serve as important inputs in incorporating information literacy concepts in the curriculum.

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Candy May Schijf, De La Salle University, Philippines

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Conference: LibrAsia2015
Stream: Librarianship - Library

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