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Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education: Searching as Strategic Exploration

Knowledge Practices/Dispositions

Students will exhibit the following attitudes and behaviors:

  • Align info needs, search strategies, and search tools
  • Understand how info systems are organized
  • Understand the recursive nature of research
  • Adapt search strategy based on results

Assignment/Measurement Suggestions

Alignment with 2000 Standards

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

Standard Two: The information literate student accesses needed information effectively and efficiently.

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.

Searching as Strategic Exploration

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