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A case study about information literacy training at the Parliament of Zimbabwe.

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Information literacy training at the Parliament of Zimbabwe

A basic principle of effective training is that the facilitator has a good understanding of the subject material and resources at hand. However, knowing the background and needs of the audience can be equally important. Knowledge of your audience is one of the key aspects of the train-the-trainer workshops, providing future facilitators with the subject knowledge and materials to adapt to their respective audiences. This case study looks at the adaptation and application of information literacy training methodologies to participants from the Parliament of Zimbabwe.

The workshop has been useful, enlightening and illuminating, particularly in so far as it exposed the enormous gaps I had... as far as ICTs are concerned, my shallowness and naiveté in this medium have been exposed.