Questioning Authority:Standard Three and the Critical ClassroomPresentation Transcript
Standard Three & the
The information literate student evaluates information and
its sources critically and incorporates selected information
into his or her knowledge base and value system.
2. The information literate student articulates and applies initial
criteria for evaluating both the information and its sources.
A. Examines and compares information from various sources in
order to evaluate reliability, validity, accuracy, authority, timeliness,
and point of view or bias
B. Analyzes the structure and logic of supporting arguments or
C. Recognizes prejudice, deception, or manipulation
D. Recognizes the cultural, physical, or other context within which
the information was created and understands the impact of context
on interpreting the information
Critiques of Competency Standards
• A Procrustean bed
• Imagine knowledge production as procedural and
• Reinforce socioeconomic hierarchies
• Foreclose interrogation of the meaning of
information and literacy
Empowering Non-Catalogers to Improve
Catalog Access Points
Presented at Questioning Authority:
Standard Three and the Critical Classroom
by Jenna Freedman
ACRL, April 2013
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