INFORMATION CULTURE IN ENGINEERING EDUCATIONJournal: Problems of Education in the 21st Century (Vol.5, No. 1)
Publication Date: 2008-04-30
Authors : Anda Zeidmane; Anna Vintere;
Page : 129-135
Keywords : information culture; information literacy; technology literacy;
One of the characteristic features of the development of modern society is a rapid growth of the information flow. It is more and more complicated to find one's way in it at present. That is why the issue of acquiring the necessary knowledge, abilities and skills for work increase the flow of information. It means that nowadays the question about information culture is becoming more and more important. The process of forming information culture is aimed to train and develop a creative person and his self-development. In the authors' opinion information culture is an extent of knowledge, abilities and skills connected to the search for, processing, storing and creation of information items using new information technologies, realizing the necessity of using information resources; principles and rules of the person's behavior in information and communicative systems; vital aims, estimations and attitude to the world. The report summarizes and presents some aspects (cognitive, operational and contextual, communicative, valuable and reflexive) of information culture and describes the information culture as a methodological devise of cognition and ways of forming the person's information culture.
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