Information literacy is a process, a library instruction session is but one step.
Information literacy forms the basis for lifelong learning. It is common to all disciplines, to all learning environments, and to all levels of education. It enables learners to master content and extend their investigations, become more self-directed, and assume greater control over their own learning.
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Information literacy is one of the six competencies outlined by the Broward College General Education Task Force that establishes "a foundation of the learning outcomes in our courses."
Information literacy is a cross-curricular, interdisciplinary set of skills that can be easily woven into the fabric of all courses. Incorporating exercises into your existing course outlines can be seamless. Short activities that challenge students to evaluate sources - including Internet sources - using critical thinking skills and essential evaluation criteria: