Considering that information literacy aims to develop skills and moral values to the use of information, which can be given through the realization of programs for specific activities, is suggested that development begins in the first grades of schooling for the individuals to become familiar which the information universe. Indicates that a substancial proportion of programs of activities is based on the constructivist theory, that, in the brasilian context, has in Jean Piaget and his stages of cognitive development their main approach. This theory is criticized by some authors to delimit the learning stages established by biological factors, thereby restricting the possibilities os advances in learning. However, the cultural-historical theory initiated by Lev Semionovitch Vigotski, considers the influence of social context of the individual in the learning. Thereby, part of the gap to the literature on the application of the cultural-historical theory to information literacy, to propose the holding of this. The purpose is, in this way, provide theoretical support about the cultural-historical theory for the practice of the librarian in information literacy teaching.
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