EXAMINING, SELECTING, COMPREHENDING, ASSESSING
RECORDING, SORTING, ORGANIZING, INTERPRETING
See also: Research on a Complex Topic
Steps in the inquiry process of problem-solving for an information need.
The process of... DEFINING
Student Skills and Strategies
The student demonstrates these skills and strategies.
- activates prior knowledge
Longitudinal competencies that can be observed in the learner.
- identifies an information need
- recognizes that a problem exists
- distinguishes between recreation and research
- defines an information problem
Curriculum and Teaching Design
The curriculum and teaching supports the process, skills and strategies to build long-term competencies.
- open-ended, ill-structured real-world problem not solvable by routine methods
- project-based learning
- case study, simulation, scenario
- collaborative learning situations
- generative topics that are central to a subject matter, accessible/inviting, and rich
- recognition of significance and complexity of project
- flexible library and technology access
- writing to learn (KWL, quickwrite, computer-brainstorming software)
- technology-facilitated discussion and conferencing (e-mail, listservs, bulletin boards, newsgroups, groupware)
- time for reflection