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  • 1. 21st Century Literacy: High School TransitionsKathleen Pickens-FrenchThomas Atwood

2. AgendaInformationInformation Literacy DefinedLiteracy TeachersUnderstanding the 21st Century LearnerMyths & Reality StudentsWhy does it matter? Student Perceptions & Experience.CollegeWhos Responsibility is it? Inside Faculty Expectations.ExpectationsCollegeToo Much Information.Experience StrategiesBuilding the Skills Today for Success Tomorrow. 3. INFORMATION LITERACYD iscover/Develop an OverviewPreviewing, Examining prior knowledge, Brainstorming, Developing initial questionsI nvestigateBuilding basic understandings, Narrowing topicA nalyzeApplying critical thinking, Refining keywords, Questioning deeply, Problem solving, Examining conceptsL ocate/ExploreIdentifying/locating sources, Exploring relationshipsOrganize/ApplyAssessing, Classifying, Categorizing, Synthesizing, Examining, Comparing/Contrasting, InterpretingGlobalizeRelating to bigger picture, Seeking global perspective, Considering impactUnderstand/ReflectDevelopingunderstanding and deep comprehension, Constructing new knowledge, Creating,Reflecting, Communicating new understandingsEvaluateEvaluating Results. Assessing Learning Process 4. CRITICAL THINKING 5. Research THEN vs NOWTHENNOW Brainstorm Concept Map Narrow Topic Narrow Topic Go to Library Go to Google Find Everything Available Pick Top 3 Read/Conduct Research Write Paper Organize Ideas Find Citations to Include that Select Information to Use Support Thesis Write Paper Cite Resources Cite Resources Used 6. How Google Killed Research StrategiesAnd Why Students Love It Instant Gratification Plethora of Results Write FirstResearch Later 7. Problem with this ApproachDont understand search enginesHow Results are RankedWhere Information Comes FromCommon Knowledge ConundrumsCost of Publishing Credible InformationUsing Information EthicallyHow to Search Effectively 8. Correcting Bad HabitsMake them AWARE of other resources Understand the VALUE of different formats (news, websites, journals, books) Teach how to INTEGRATE new knowledge with what they already know 9. The Big ThreeInformation Literacy Broken DownFIND EVALUATEINTEGRATEStarting PointsRelevance to TopicQuote & ParaphraseSearch StrategiesBias/ObjectivityCommon Knowledge Expertise of Author Citations Timeliness of Information 10. Faculty Expectations1st Year ExperiencesEffectively Quote, Paraphrase & SummarizeIntegrate InformationOrganize Papers in Logical OrderFind InformationKnow what Resources are Acceptable 11. College Classes THEN vs NowTHEN NOW Lower-level=memorization Research intense at all levels Upper-level=research intense Interdisciplinary Independent research Collaborative Focus on Written Word Technology Driven Physical Library Multimedia / Visual Literacy Virtual Libraries 12. College Student FrustrationsUnderprepared to Meet ExpectationsGrade DrivenWhat do you WANT from me exactly??Picky ProfessorsWhy does it matter where I got theinformation if its right?Creativity v. CredibilityIf I write well, that should be enoughIrrelevantDoesnt matter if I can do thisEntitlementIm paying for itThe CoddledTraining the Parents 13. Plagiarism ParanoiaWhy Students PlagiarizeTHENNOW Sound Smart Time ManagementFaster than Didnt know how to cite Writing EasyCopy & Paste Think its all Common Knowledge Dont know how to find the originalsource (or know that it exists) Other Obligations take Priority Dont know how to cite 14. They will do whats required of them to get the A.ITS UP TO YOU TO MAKE IT HAPPEN 15. StrategiesTiered Approaches Stage 1 Basic Background & Use of Reference Resources Ability to Summarize Stage 2 Use of Newspapers & Magazines Ability to Quote Stage 3 Introduction to Scholarly Journal Articles & Books Ability to Paraphrase Stage4 Able to Search/Find Scholarly Articles & Books Recognize Value in Different Formats Able to Integrate New Knowledge 16. Sample AssignmentsStage 1Narrowing TopicTeaching AND Search StrategyBrainstorming Synonyms Teaching OR Search StrategyConcept MappingCreating OutlinesProviding Summary of Background Information 17. Sample AssignmentsStage 2Collecting Quotations from Newspapers & MagazinesProperly Citing to Highlight Timeliness of ResourcesPro/Con: Locating articles from opposite viewpointsBias/Objectivity: Why might those authors have different views?Reflection: What stood out? 18. Sample AssignmentsStage 3Write Summary of Scholarly ArticleAfter an Analysis or Critique, assign specific Scholarly Article.What new insights does it offer?Compare Scholarly Article to Newspaper or WebsiteWrite Book ReviewPoetry ExplicationParaphrasing Exercises 19. Sample AssignmentsStage 4Annotated BibliographyEvaluating ResourcesStandard Research Paper with Specific Resource RequirementsInterdisciplinary CritiqueHistory, Politics, Culture, etc.Author Biography