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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Six Threshold Concepts Anchoring the New Framework for Information Literacy (2014) ACRL

Amid several ongoing challenges I have been reading and writing on threshold concepts, Hodges model and Technology Enhanced Learning with 1800 words thus far. At the residential in April we had a talk on publishing so that is the aim.

The following reference -

Knapp, M., Brower, S., 2014. The ACRL Framework for Information Literacy in Higher Education: Implications for Health Sciences Librarianship. Medical Reference Services Quarterly 33, 460–468. doi:10.1080/02763869.2014.957098

- includes an interesting table, doubly so since the framework concerns information literacy. In the table below I have reversed the columns. The full framework documentation also provides more comprehensive references.

Five Information Literacy Competency
Standards for Higher Education (2000)

Six Threshold Concepts Anchoring the New
Framework for Information Literacy (2014)

The 2000 standards outlined five abilities an information literate student will possess.

The information literate student...1

1. Determines the nature and extent of the information needed,
2. Accesses needed information effectively and efficiently,
3. Evaluates information and its sources critically and incorporates selected information into his or her knowledge base and value system,
4. Uses information effectively to accomplish a specific purpose, individually or as a member of a group, and
5. Understands many of the economic, legal, and social issues surrounding the use of information and accesses and uses information ethically and legally

Threshold concepts are defined as ‘‘those ideas in any discipline that are passageways or portals to enlarged understanding or ways of thinking
and practicing within that discipline.’’3

1. Scholarship is a conversation,
2. Research as inquiry,
3. Authority is contextual and constructed,
4. Format as a process,
5. Searching as exploration, and
6. Information has value
Adapted from: TABLE 1 Information Literacy: Then and Now, p.462.

1. Association of College and Research Libraries. ‘‘Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education.’’ January 18, 2000.

3. ACRL Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education Task Force. ‘‘Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education. Draft 2. June 2014.’’ 2014.

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