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Information literacy for policy makers and influencers

By: INASP, published on Sept. 3, 2010

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Tags: Evidence-informed policy making, Information literacy, Policy maker,

These materials can be used for training to help policy makers and influencers find, evaluate and use information to inform policy making. The seven units can be combined to make a five day workshop or used individually.


By the end of the course participants will:

  • recognise information problems
  • be able to identify the language associated with a problem (specifically when identifying appropriate online search terms)
  • feel more confident handling science/research information
  • know of at least three reliable sources of information on science topics
  • critically evaluate sources of information for quality, credibility, relevance and bias
  • have enhanced skills in how to make use of science information
  • have enhanced skills in small group training methods

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