Presentation Title

Cold hard facts - Soft skills are important :Integrating soft skills into Information Literacy Instruction

Location

CGC Lobby

Type of Presentation

Workshop (1 hour and 15 minutes)

Target Audience

Higher Education

Abstract

This session will present the role that information literacy plays in the development of soft skills.

These skills include the knowledge, skills, and abilities related to identifying and applying appropriate information to solve problems, and present solutions in an appropriate and meaningful manner. These skills are paramount in students’ classroom success and in their post collegiate lives. Employers report that graduates excel at specific job tasks but, often fail at the soft skills associated with a learned person, e.g. gathering appropriate information to answer a question/solve a problem and presenting that information a proper format.

Presentation Description

The presenters will - -discuss literature associated with soft skills -discuss the role information literacy plays in the development of soft skills -facilitate active learning activities for attendees in Information Literacy integrating soft skills exercises

Keywords

Information literacy; soft skills; research skills; communication; presentation skills; critical thinking; lifelong learning

Publication Type and Release Option

Presentation (Open Access)

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Sep 30th, 12:00 PM Sep 30th, 5:30 PM

Cold hard facts - Soft skills are important :Integrating soft skills into Information Literacy Instruction

CGC Lobby

This session will present the role that information literacy plays in the development of soft skills.

These skills include the knowledge, skills, and abilities related to identifying and applying appropriate information to solve problems, and present solutions in an appropriate and meaningful manner. These skills are paramount in students’ classroom success and in their post collegiate lives. Employers report that graduates excel at specific job tasks but, often fail at the soft skills associated with a learned person, e.g. gathering appropriate information to answer a question/solve a problem and presenting that information a proper format.