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Erasmus+ Project - Developing Trans-regional information literacy for lifelong learning and the knowledge economy(DIREKT)

Developing Trans-regional information literacy for lifelong learning and the knowledge economy

Beijing Institute of Technology has won an three-year international project -Developing Trans-regional information literacy for lifelong learning and the knowledge economy(DIREKT), funded by EU Erasmus+ in 2016 and performed in collaboration with 14 foreign universities and organisations. The project is led by School of Mechanical Engineering and BIT Library.

The project’s aim is to develop and improve educational programs in information literacy and academic writing of students, young scientists and teachers in English. Working closely with the partners universities and organisation, BIT will participate in working groups and form local committee structures, to ensure the dissemination of project results and the implementation of project initiatives in Beijing Institute of Technology, in other Chinese universities and in society at large.  

Developing Trans-regional information literacy for lifelong learning and the knowledge economy (DIREKT) 

Project aim:

Promotion of the Bologna Process by means of studying the inclusion of Information Literacy (IL) competencies into educational programmes. Creation of integrated into the curriculum Information Literacy programmes including bachelor, master, and PhD, provision of quality and acknowledgment of qualifications for development of lifelong learning in society in general.

Project objectives:

- Programme development. IL for lifelong learning and their use in educational programmes when needed:

- Development of innovative IL online modules; 

- Harmonisation of IL programmes with those that are active at the moment in EU;

- Capacity building in higher education institutions for strategic planning and realisation of IL programmes;

- Development of IL policies, regulations, - aims, objectives;

- Spreading the information about approaches to development of IL and provision of sustainability.

Coordinator from EU: 

Limerick Institute of Technology, Ireland

Partners:

Technische Universitat Dresden (TUD);

Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT);

Ogarev Mordovia State University (MRSU);

Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU);

Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University (IKBFU);

Constantine the Philosopher University (UKF);

Petrozavodsk State University (PetrSU);

Al-Farabi Kazak National University (KazNU);

Seifullin Kazakh Agrotechnical University (KATU);

A. Baitursinov Kostanay State University (A. Baitursinov KSU);

Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT);

Northwestern Polytechnical University (NPU);

Nanjing University of Science and Technology (NUST);

Paul Francis East representing The Pyramid Group (TPG);

Non-for-profit Partnership National Electronic-Information Consortium (NEICON).