Information literacy is a necessary skill for young learners in the 21st century, which is increasingly image, media, and technology driven. In the past, literacy referred to being able to read and write, but the term “literacy” now includes the interpretation of all kinds of information, whether in print, images, video, or audio.
Today, English language teachers need to incorporate new literacies and prepare our students to gain information in different ways. This presentation will deepen your understanding of information literacy and show effective ways to build your young learners’ ability to interpret various forms of information while teaching English.
Dr. Joan Kang Shin is an Associate Professor of Education at George Mason University and the Academic Program Coordinator of the Teaching Culturally & Linguistically Diverse & Exceptional Learners (TCLDEL) program. Dr. Shin specializes in teaching ESL/EFL to young learners and teenagers and has provided professional development programs and workshops to EFL teachers in over 100 countries around the world. She is a Series Editor of National Geographic Learning’s young learner programs Welcome to Our World, Our World, and Explore Our World, as well as the teen program Impact, and an author of the professional development title Teaching Young Learners English.
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