Faculty can improve student learning by encouraging students to explore and analyze concepts creatively. We also can use an awareness of the principles of information literacy as a metacognitive strategy to manage our own learning. We can determine more clearly where these principles fit within the process at any given moment—whether accessing, evaluating, or using a particular piece of information—and whether the students need to return to some prior point, even to reframing the research question and then retracing their steps with a different breadth or depth.
Here are some examples of information literacy concepts that faculty can adapt to their courses.
Introductory Concepts in Scholarly Inquiry
More Advanced Concepts in Scholarly Inquiry
Subject Specific Concepts and Resources