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Information Literacy

Introduction and options for information literacy curriculum at SVC

Information Literacy Curriculum and Alignement with General Education Outcomes

Introducing Information Literacy curriculum compenents into your classes...

Some examples:

Aligns with developing critical thinking skills (THINK General Education Outcome):​

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​

  • Use Misinformation guide, Media Bias Chart, Information timeline and other library guides or resources to teach students about information creation adn production

  • Direct students to ask for help from a librarian


Aligns with district-wide goals of centering equity (ENGAGE General Education Outcome) 

Enhance student engagement with:​

  • 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?​

  • Content created in response to cultural shifts and needs, such as Antiracist Pedagogy & Curriculum Resources, LGBTQ+ Guide, Social Justice Pedagogy Guide​, and more.

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