Perspectives: Global

Vol 16 No 1 (2018)

Fostering Information Literacy through Inquiry-Based Learning in Japan

Submitted
May 6, 2019
Published
May 6, 2019

Abstract

The rapid progress of information technology has changed the manner, quantity and speed of information transmission, altering our lives significantly. Information technology will continue to change greatly within our own lifetimes, such as in the utilisation of accumulated data and the development of artificial intelligence. In an information rich society, called a knowledge-based society, information can overwhelm, and it is necessary to have the ability to critically examine data and extract necessary information.

When conveying an opinion, it is necessary to not only state our assertion but to also convey that this is based on appropriate information. With the advent of an information society, the environment surrounding children is changing dramatically. Children must acquire information literacy to gain information, understand information, and to utilise it in persuading others.