A Framework Tasting: Trying Out a New Vintage in Info Lit


Join your colleagues for a Conversation Starter and explore ways to apply the proposed ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education in course support. The proposed framework moves away from prescriptive, task-specific itemization towards a conceptual approach anchored by 6 threshold concepts: Authority is Constructed and Contextual, Information Creation as a Process, Information Has Value, Research as Inquiry, Scholarship Is a Conversation, and Searching Is Strategic. A key element of this framework is its emphasis on implementing assignments and instructional techniques that use these threshold concepts to promote students’ critical self-reflection and self-directed exploration and engagement with the information ecosystem. This session will include small and large group discussion and a kinetic brainstorming activity where you can literally toss ideas around!

ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education, Information Literacy