As students explore a new topic, the educator leads them through the four phases of productive researching (adapted from the American Library Association's Information Literacy Competency Standards). This process can be conducted individually, in small groups, or in whole-group instruction. These strategies can be deployed as a stand-alone activity or as a part of a lesson.
With an overwhelming abundance of choices in search tools, methods, and online resources, the quality and reliability of the information found and the appropriate use of the information are now key challenges; following an effective and proven research process and continuously monitoring the value and reliability of the research results improves the quality of the research and drives deeper learning.
Following are the items you must submit to earn this micro-credential and the criteria by which they will be evaluated. To earn this micro-credential, you must receive a passing evaluation for Parts 1, 3, and 4 and a “Yes” for Part 2.
(200-word limit for each response)
Please submit work examples from two students (such as links to writing, audio, images, video, or other media) that demonstrate progress toward the productive researching competency, including such items as Need To Knows lists, information reliability ranking charts, evidence of presentations of results, and other relevant items.
For the two students whose work examples were included above, submit student-created reflections on their experience of the productive researching activities. Use the following questions as a guide (200-word limit for each reflection):
Provide a reflection on what you learned, using the following questions as a guide (200-word limit):
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