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Libr 250 Week 2


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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