Information literate people are able to access authoritative information about their health, their environment, their education, their work and their communities, empowering them to make critical decisions about their lives. They can have greater impact on their communities and help solve real world problems.
Demonstrate capability as inquirers to locate, evaluate, manage, and use information and research to develop and guide their own knowledge, learning, and practice.
|Demonstrate the skills required to locate, access and critically evaluate existing information and data||Demonstrate that disciplinary knowledge is developed through research and evidence||Synthesize and apply information and data to different contexts to facilitate planning, problem solving and decision making|
A graduated or tiered approach to the implementation of the information and research literacies GLO is recommended. The GLO elements need to be made explicit in several core subjects throughout the course. They may also be implicit in many other subjects in the course.
The recommended development of information literacy skills is below:
Explicit acknowledgement of the knowledge, skill and application of the information and research literacies GLO in the learning outcomes, assessment tasks and rubrics of at least 3 assessments in core subjects in a course. This should be supplemented by learning activities to ensure students acquire these skills – the Library is also able to provide support and suggestions for this.
Information and Research Literacies can be discretely with focused criteria, and can be also be explicitly assessed using the following examples.