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- Authority Is Constructed and Contextual
- Information Creation as a Process
- Information Has Value
- Research as Inquiry
- Scholarship as Conversation
- Searching as Strategic Exploration
Purpose of Framework
Opens the way for librarians, faculty, and other institutional partners to:
- redesign instruction sessions, assignments, courses and even curricula;
- connect information literacy with student success initiatives;
- collaborate on pedagogical research and involve students themselves in that research; and,
- create wider conversations about student learning, the scholarship of teaching and learning, and the assessment of learning on local campuses and beyond.
Key Points of the ACRL Framework
- Reflective discovery of information
- Understanding of how information is produced and valued
- Use of information in creating new knowledge and participating ethically in communities of learning.
Threshold Concepts & Information Literacy
transformative–causes the learner to experience a shift in perspective;
integrative–brings together separate concepts (often identified as learning objectives or competencies) into a unified whole;
irreversible–once grasped, cannot be un-grasped;
troublesome–often counter-intuitive, the place where students stumble or get stuck;
bounded–may help define the boundaries of a particular discipline, are perhaps unique to the discipline.3 [