- Taught in conjunction with critical thinking, reading, writing and production, research skills and information literacy are key components of lifelong learning. These skills are central to the mission of higher education.
- Information literacy is common to all disciplines, to all learning environments, and to all levels of education. It enables students to master course content and extend their investigations beyond the classroom, become more self-directed, and assume greater control over their own learning.
- As students become engaged in using a wide variety of information sources to expand their knowledge, ask informed questions, and practice critical thinking, they multiply their opportunities for self-directed learning.
- These skills provide students with a foundation for continued growth throughout their careers, as well as in their roles as informed citizens.
Your librarian can work with you on assignment design or a research workshop to incorporate research skills and information literacy into your course.