Providing practice in class helps learners develop their information literacy skills before they are formally assessed. See the examples below for ideas.
Defines the scope of the research question, or hypothesis, or thesis effectively.
Identifies all relevant key concepts or main ideas that determine the extent of the information needed.
Suggested classroom exercises to focus on developing student IL competencies when initially organizing their projects:
Accesses information using effective, well-designed search strategies and most relevant information sources.
Critically Evaluates Information and its Sources
Selects and applies all relevant evaluation criteria of information sources: Currency, Relevance, Authority, Accuracy, Purpose
Organizes, communicates, and integrates/synthesizes information from sources to fully achieve a specific purpose, with clarity and depth.
Demonstrates understanding of the difference between common knowledge and information requiring attribution most of the time.
Always includes paraphrases, summaries, and quotes in the text appropriately and accurately without distorting original intent.
Uses and formats citations and references correctly
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