The levels of Self-Perceived and Observed Information Literacy for a sample of in-service teachers and future teachers of Primary and Secondary Education are analysed as a whole and by its components of Searching for, Evaluating, Processing and Communicating Information. To do so, two validated tools are used which enable us to obtain Self-Perceived Information Literacy levels (through a self-assessment questionnaire) and Observed Information Literacy levels (through performance measures) from 442 in-service teachers and future teachers of 7 educational institutions in 4 provinces of Castile and Leon (Spain). The results of the descriptive and inferential analyses show that the Self-Perceived Information Literacy is overestimated compared to the Observed Information Literacy for all groups, especially among future Primary Education teachers, with the in-service Secondary Education teachers showing the least difference between self-perception and performance. The Observed Information Literacy is at its best level among the Secondary Education teachers and lowest level among the future Primary Education teachers. At each educational level the performance of in-service teachers is always higher than the performance of future teachers, indicating the preponderance of experience versus the generational effect. The components of the Observed Information Literacy with the lowest values for all groups are Searching for and Evaluating Information and, therefore, specific training activities are recommended.
Please, cite this article as follows: Nieto-Isidro, S., Martínez-Abad, F., & Rodríguez-Conde, M.-J. (2021). Presente y futuro de la Competencia Informacional Docente en educación obligatoria | Present and future of Teachers’ Information Literacy in compulsory education. Revista Española de Pedagogía, 79 (280), 477-496. https://doi.org/10.22550/REP79-3-2021-07