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Big six

  1. 1. INFORMATION LITERACY“To be information literate a person must be able torecognize when information is needed and have theability to locate, evaluate and use effectively theneeded information.”American Library Association 1989.
  2. 2. INFORMATION LITERACYPROBLEMS:● Increasing amount of information available.● Increasing variety of information sources.● How to filter information to best meet our needs.
  3. 3. INFORMATION LITERACYPOSSIBLE SOLUTION● Teach people the skills for effective and efficientinformation collection and skills for life-long learningusing the process of theBIG SIX METHOD!Developed by Michael Eisenberg & David Berkowitz.
  4. 4. INFORMATION LITERACYTHE BIG SIX METHOD1. Task definition.What is the problem?What information is required?2. Information-seeking strategies.Range of possible resources.Evaluate/prioritise resoucres.3. Location and access.Locate sources.Find information within resource.
  5. 5. INFORMATION LITERACY4. Use of information.Engage with the source.Extract information from the source.5. Synthesis.Organise information from multiple sources.Present the information.6. Evaluation.Judge the product.Judge the information problem-solving process.
  6. 6. INFORMATION LITERACYBIG SIX METHODThe process is not necessarily linear (steps done inorder) but all steps need to be completed.SOURCEhttp://uweconnect.extn.washington.edu/publicmbeinfolit
  7. 7. INFORMATION LITERACYBIG SIX METHODThe process is not necessarily linear (steps done inorder) but all steps need to be completed.SOURCEhttp://uweconnect.extn.washington.edu/publicmbeinfolit

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