Literacy across learning: Information and Critical Literacy Skills CPD for early and first level
What is Critical Literacy?
"the way that we interact with and make meaning from different texts" and "involves the reader analysing and engaging with a text".
Text being defined as anything which communicates meaning. Critical questions to ask of texts include:
- construction of characters
- gaps and silences
- power and interest
- whose view: whose reality?
- and questioning the composer.
"Information literacy is knowing when and why you need information, where to find it, and how to evaluate, use and communicate it in an ethical manner." CILIP (2004) Information Literacy Definition