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Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education: Authority is Constructed and Contextual

Knowledge Practices/Dispositions

Students will exhibit the following attitudes and behaviors:

  • Define different types of authority
  • Determine credibility
  • Have an open mind
  • Self-awareness of biases

Assignment/Measurement Suggestions

  • Bibliographies
  • Evaluation checklist
  • Scholarly article vs website search/report
  • Proper citations and formatting

Alignment with 2000 Standards

Standard One: The information literate student determines the nature and extend of the information needed.

Standard Three: The information literate student evaluates information and its sources critically and incorporates selected information into his or her knowledge base and value system. 

Authority is Constructed and Contextual

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