Competency 10

AddThis Social Bookmark Button

Understand public policy and the ethical issues affecting the access and use of information.

10.1 Understand the ethics of information use, such as knowing how and when to give credit to information and ideas gleaned from others by appropriately citing sources in order to avoid plagiarism.
10.2 Respect intellectual property rights by respecting copyright.
10.3 Understand concepts and issues relating to censorship, intellectual freedom, and respect for differing points of view.
10.4 Understand the social/political issues affecting information, such as:

a) privacy
b) privatization and access to government information
c) electronic access to information
d) the exponential growth of information
e) equal access to information

Best Practice Examples