Information Literacy in Russia.
Fedorov, A., Gendina N., Petrova, V., Information Literacy in Russia. In: Information Literacy – An International State-of-the Art Report. IFLA, 2007, p.54-75.
23 Pages Posted: 6 Jul 2015
Date Written: July 3, 2015
There is a number of widespread terms often used as synonyms both in Russia and many other countries: "information literacy", "information culture", "information knowledge" "information competency", "media literacy", "multimedia literacy", "computer literacy", "media culture", "media awareness", "media competence", etc.
For example, N.I. Gendina, who analyzed various definitions related to information culture, points to this terminological inconsistency: In the modern world, "no unified terms such as 'computer literacy', 'information literacy' or 'information culture', often without clear definitions, increasingly replace such semantically close notions denoting human information knowledge and abilities as 'library and bibliography culture', 'reading culture', 'library and bibliography knowledge', and 'library and bibliography literacy.'"
Regarding media literacy as a major component of information literacy, it would be worth referring to a survey conducted among international experts in this field [Fedorov, 2005]. Many of them agreed (and were absolutely right) that media literacy was a result of media education. Yet there are certain discrepancies and confusion between such terms as "media education", "media literacy", and "media studies".
Keywords: information literacy, media literacy, information culture, media education, media studies, Russia
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