We can assist you and your students in developing research practices that are efficient, develop curiousity, and encourage reflective thinking:
Teach simple tools evaluation tools like SIFT and CRAAP to learn how to verify and evaluate research results
Introduce the idea of deciphering sources of information and their purpose to cultivate more discerning information consumers and researchers
Encourage use of educational tools like annotated bibliographies or research logs to assist students with evaluative and reflective practices for selecting evidence and information
Direct students to ask for help from a librarian
Aligns with district-wide goals of centering equity (ENGAGE General Education Outcome)
Authority/ Information Creation: Who writes the stories? Who creates the content?
Profit/Power Structures: Who benefits from the stories? Who profits from the information?
Historical/Systemic Oppression: Who is missing from the stories? Who does not have access to the information?