- Jul 2022
including history, science, and other content that could build the knowledge and vocabulary they need to understand both written texts and the world around them?
I have created a first-year student module to think about the information needs they have themselves. e.g. knitters, genealogists, gamers, foodies, etc.
I'm more interested in students understanding "how" they evaluate information. Are there tools built into websites, e.g. comment sections, thumbs up/down, # of subscribers, etc.
it’s better for them to acquire skills that will enable them to discover knowledge for themselves later on than for them to be given information directly
This kind of thinking has changed the way that I approach Information Literacy instruction in academic institutions. At least, in student's first year.