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Information Literacy

Functional and critical thinking skills related to information, media, and technology.

  • Locate and Evaluate Information
    • Locate information efficiently (time) and effectively (sources)
    • Evaluate information critically and competently
    • Review information obtained for relevance and completeness
    • Recognize important gaps in existing information
    • Take steps to eliminate those gaps
  • Use and Manage Information
    • Use information accurately and creatively for the issue or problem at hand
    • Manage the flow of information from a wide variety of sources
    • Organize/reorganize information as appropriate to get a better understanding of a problem
  • Analyze Media
    • Understand both how and why media messages are constructed, and for what purposes
    • Examine how individuals interpret messages differently, how values and points of view are included or excluded, and how media can influence beliefs and behaviors