WEEK 2
LIBR 250
TODAY WE WILL DISCUSS
• Information literacy
• What it is
• Why it is important
• Components
• The research process
• Step...
Simple definition: Matching
information needs with
information itself
Selecting appropriate
information from suitable
sour...
1. Define the need,
problem or question
2. Find information from
a variety of sources
3. Evaluate the
information
4. Organ...
Critical Thinking
Creative Thinking
Problem Solving
Higher-order Thinking
Communication
Technology/Computer
Media
GENERIC ...
Several skills make up the
‘mega-skill’ of critical
thinking:
• The ability to make
inferences
• Analysis
• Evaluation
• I...
Exploring possibilities
Seeing things from a
different angle
Imagination
CREATIVE THINKING
More a process than a skill
The ability to define a
problem, identify causes,
develop alternatives,
evaluate options, impl...
Bloom’s taxonomy
conceptualizes thinking and
cognition as a pyramid with
knowledge the lowest level
and evaluation the hig...
Your ideas are valuable
when they are shared and
disseminated.
Must be able to:
• Write well
• Organize information
logica...
Organization
Time management
Computer literacy
Technology literacy
Media literacy
Library literacy
THE REST
1. Define the question/need
2. Find information
3. Evaluate information
4. Organize the information
5. Communicate the
inf...
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Libr 250 Week 2

  1. 1. WEEK 2 LIBR 250
  2. 2. TODAY WE WILL DISCUSS • Information literacy • What it is • Why it is important • Components • The research process • Steps to effective research
  3. 3. Simple definition: Matching information needs with information itself Selecting appropriate information from suitable sources and using it in a credible way that is ethical Important in the real world! A very transferable skill… INFORMATION LITERACY
  4. 4. 1. Define the need, problem or question 2. Find information from a variety of sources 3. Evaluate the information 4. Organize it 5. Communicate legally and ethically COMPONENTS OF IL
  5. 5. Critical Thinking Creative Thinking Problem Solving Higher-order Thinking Communication Technology/Computer Media GENERIC SKILLS IMPLIED BY IL
  6. 6. Several skills make up the ‘mega-skill’ of critical thinking: • The ability to make inferences • Analysis • Evaluation • Interpretation • Explanation • Synthesis CRITICAL THINKING
  7. 7. Exploring possibilities Seeing things from a different angle Imagination CREATIVE THINKING
  8. 8. More a process than a skill The ability to define a problem, identify causes, develop alternatives, evaluate options, implement and consider the results. PROBLEM SOLVING
  9. 9. Bloom’s taxonomy conceptualizes thinking and cognition as a pyramid with knowledge the lowest level and evaluation the highest The higher the level the deeper and more complex the thinking. HIGHER-ORDER THINKING
  10. 10. Your ideas are valuable when they are shared and disseminated. Must be able to: • Write well • Organize information logically and coherently • Speak well • Interact (question and answer) • Use appropriate technology COMMUNICATION
  11. 11. Organization Time management Computer literacy Technology literacy Media literacy Library literacy THE REST
  12. 12. 1. Define the question/need 2. Find information 3. Evaluate information 4. Organize the information 5. Communicate the informariob STEPS IN EFFECTIVE RESEARCH
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