Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Information Literacy in Brunei Darussalam


Lyna Mohamad & Azrol Azmi have an informative article up at BruneiDirect.com. It is titled Brunei's Education System Making Big Strides. It has some information on teaching information literacy.
The article notes remarks by Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Education, Dato Paduka Sheikh Hj Adnan Sheikh Mohamed:

According to him, education, knowledge and information are considered to be the most important ingredients for success in this digital age. In light of this, ensuring seamless access to pertinent and contextually relevant information for the nation's stakeholders are key to "knowledge generation and knowledge management for social and intellectual development", he said. As it is a prerequisite of the 21st century to he information literate, it is imperative that all education officers, lecturers, teachers and students in Brunei are able to "identify information needs, locate and retrieve information, evaluate it and present it to others", he said. This year's UBD Information Week is indeed timely, as it shows that UBD library recognises that information resources, as well as its management and dissemination, are constantly and rapidly evolving.

I noted last year some information literacy work going on in Brunei Darussalam. This tiny country is certainly showing leadership in this area.

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