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Information Literacy Redefined
Information literacy is the set of integrated abilities encompassing the reflective discovery of information, the understanding of how information is produced and valued, and the use of information in creating new knowledge and participating ethically in communities of learning.
In earlier drafts of the Framework, Information literacy was defined as a spectrum of abilities, practices, and habits of mind that extends and deepens learning through engagement with the information ecosystem. It includes
- understanding essential concepts about that ecosystem;
- engaging in creative inquiry and critical reflection to develop questions and to find, evaluate, and manage information through an iterative process;
- creating new knowledge through ethical participation in communities of learning, scholarship, and civic purpose; and
- adopting a strategic view of the interests, biases, and assumptions present in the information ecosystem.
Threshold Concepts & Information Literacy
Reframing Information Literacy as a Metaliteracy.
Mackey, T., & Jacobson, T. (2011). Reframing Information Literacy as a Metaliteracy. College & Research Libraries, 72(1), 62-78. doi:https://doi.org/10.5860/crl-76r1
Identifying Threshold Concepts for Information Literacy: A Delphi Study
Townsend, L., Hofer, A. R., Lin Hanick, S., & Brunetti, K. (2016). Identifying Threshold Concepts for Information Literacy: A Delphi Study. Communications in Information Literacy, 10 (1), 23-49. https://doi.org/10.15760/comminfolit.2016.10.1.13
Threshold Concepts and Information Literacy
Townsend, L., Brunetti, K., & Hofer, A.R. (2011). Threshold Concepts and Information Literacy. portal: Libraries and the Academy 11(3), 853-869. doi:10.1353/pla.2011.0030.
Threshold Concepts: Undergraduate Teaching, Postgraduate Training and Professional Development
Rich definition and bibliography of "threshold concepts" developed by a group at University College London
14th Annual Information Literacy Summit
Notes compiled by Eric Bradley and Jessica Mahoney on the conference "Revising, Refreshing, Reframing Our Practice: Information Literacy, Threshold Concepts, and the New ACRL Framework"
Understanding by Design
Understanding by Design by
Publication Date: 2005-03-15
The conceptual understandings of the Framework are based on this work by Grant Wiggins and Jay McTighe. Its focus is in developing curricula and on threshold concepts.