Information Safety Education of Primary School Children in Libraries



Year of publication 2018
Type Article in Proceedings
Conference Information Literacy in the Workplace
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Field Documentation, library studies, information management
Keywords Information literacy education; information safety; libraries; primary schools; research;
Description This paper presents the results of evaluation research of a loosely connected series of information safety lessons designed for all nine primary school grades and organized by libraries. All lessons took place in two libraries and in three other schools in the Czech Republic from 2013 to 2017. The author used evaluation questionnaire and participatory observation to evaluate lessons at the first two levels of Kirkpatrick’s model. Librarians can use the results as arguments for lesson effectiveness, for transfer of the lessons to other libraries and for planning other information safety lessons according to children’s needs. Results have shown that children evaluated the lessons positively. Children actively participated in activities. They liked to share their experience and opinions, but also showed some incorrect preconceptions. The analysis focused on the content of the lessons, the influence of the institution where they took place, the form of lessons, the school teacher and the ways of engaging students.

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