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Information Literacy: Education

Information Literacy Skills for Education Majors (undergrad)

What skills do licensure students need to conduct research in the field of Education?

These skills overlap and are in addition to those honed in their major.

Education students should be able to:

  • Identify research articles using standard databases
  • Recognize the difference between juried research and popular, non-juried articles (this includes authors’ credentials)
  • Identify strengths and weaknesses in methodology and recommendations
  • Acknowledge bias and how it informs research
  • Synthesize research/ideas across disciplines in a cohesive and critical manner
  • Use MLA, Chicago, or APA style appropriately
  • Understand and avoid plagiarism

What courses will focus on these skills:

Education and Society:

B (deconstruct various documents), E (blend 6 sources into paper), G (discuss plagiarism)

Teaching in an Inclusive Classroom & Reading in the Content Area:                    

C (deconstruct research articles on reading and literacy)

Classroom Management & Curriculum and Instruction:   

D (articles deconstructed), G (discuss TurnItIn)

Children’s/Adolescent Literature & Reading Language Arts:

F (Multicultural Literature Focus Unit for R&LA must include list of references using APA style) and G (use Turnitin)