A CONCEPTUAL EDUCATIONAL MODEL FOR ENHANCING INFORMATION LITERACY IN AN UNIVERSITY INFORMATION ENVIRONMENT: PROJECT FRAMEWORK
University of Library Studies and Information Technologies (BULGARIA)
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Conference name: 12th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 6-7 July, 2020
Location: Online Conference
Abstract:Introduction: The role and place of creativity and innovation for modern societies has been repeatedly reaffirmed in various strategic documents, including the Europe 2020 Strategy for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth (COM (2010) 2020 final) and the European Commission Green Paper "Unlocking the Potential of the cultural and creative industries ", which, on the other hand, placed on a strong, competitive and diversified industrial basis with a view to building a society and knowledge economy, creativity and innovation are a common goal European Union, which implies a differentiated approach, reflecting the social, economic, cultural and educational differences between Member States. The future of the culture of society implies the development of new forms and policies that will change the current ones. The achievement of such a state of the culture of society requires the support of strategically important initiatives such as: preservation and promotion of cultural diversity, creative mobility, protection of intellectual property, enhancing intellectual literacy of society, and creation of conditions for development of quality education in the field of the cultural, information and creative industries. The paper aims to present a project, which is entirely in line with both the above-mentioned strategic documents and the National Research Strategy 2017-2030. The paper aims to present the conception and core activities of the project of University of Library Studies and Information Technologies "A Conceptual Educational Model for Enhancing Information Literacy in an University Information Environment” (2019-2021), financed by National Science Fund of the Bulgarian Ministry of Education and Science, Contract № KP – 06 – Н35 / 10 from 18.12.2019, led by Prof. DSc Stoyan Denchev. Presentation: The project’s aim is to study the state of information Literacy, with a special focus of intellectual property literacy in an university information environment among learners and trainers by challenging a civil debate on raising culture on issues of intellectual literacy among academics, which is extremely timely and necessary. A short overview of Information Literacy (IL) and Intellectual Property (IP)definitions is made. The project concept with it’s theoretical and practical aspect is presented in details. Conducting research related to the creation of a conceptual educational model for raising information literacy, in particular intellectual legal literacy in a university information environment, is conditioned by a number of prerequisites: limited number of in-depth independent studies focusing on the relationship between IP and IL in a national perspective; the need to explore existing models and best practices for IP training for non-specialist lawyers in Europe and the world; to analyse the educational content offered and the curricula relevant to this spectrum of knowledge; to examine the foreign experience of existing networks in raising awareness of IP issues; to examine the level of awareness of human rights and social sciences in the humanities and social sciences, both among trainees and university educators. Conclusion: After all, it has to be concluded that the issue of the positioning of IP in the context of the broader framework of IL is relevant, timely and necessary. The problem under consideration is extremely relevant, partly concerned with various aspects by other authors, but has not been fully disclosed so far.
Keywords: Information literacy, intellectual property, copyright awareness, educational model.