Information Literacy Primary School Students in the Czech Republic in International Comparison

Zuzana Horváthová, Josef Abrhám

Abstract


Increasing amount of information available becomes a reality of the contemporary global world. However, proper and effective use of information depends on a set of information management skills. Recently, information literacy has become one of the key elements of the educational process at a primary, secondary and tertiary level. The aim of this paper is to evaluate the ability of primary school students to manage information. The main part of the research output is delivered via own survey, which focuses on final-year students of primary schools in the Czech Republic. Information sources, ability to select them and to make decision or trustworthiness check belong among those primarily examined. Also an access to new information and decision-making ability of students in selection process and use of information is analysed. The results of the survey are compared with those provided by academic literature and by other international research in this field.

DOI: 10.5901/jesr.2015.v5n1s1p103


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