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EDFN 348

STEAM in the Context of Alaska/Information Literacy

Embedded Information Literacy Project

Welcome to EDFN A348.  Throughout the entirety of this course both instructor and librarian utilized exercises and assignments to teach concepts related to the evaluation, selection and ethical use of information for research purposes so that the student will succeed in producing a final Case Study project.

The National Forum on Information Literacy (NIFL) [2005)], defines information literacy as " the ability to know when there is a need for information, to be able to identify, locate, evaluate, and effectively use that information for the issue or problem at hand.... the key competency needed to enhance K-16 academic performance, engage patient personal responsibility, improve workplace performance and productivity, and compete effectively in a dynamically evolving world marketplace. "

Our collaboration seeks to improve the quality of the proposed undergraduate STEAM in the Context of Alaska course. By infusing different course aspects: class discussions, student outcomes and instructor Goals with opportunities for students to engage in tasks that build their capacity to become critical and effective consumers of information. Furthermore, as future teachers, our students will be able to incorporate information literacy as an intrinsic component of their teaching philosophy and practices implement pedagogies that enhance their own pupils' skills related to information literacy.

Course objectives as outlined in the proposed course CCG have been designed to foster the students' interaction with activities that require the identification, evaluation and use of information through a variety of resources available on the Internet and through the Consortium library. For instance, throughout the semester, the students will have the opportunity to evaluate case studies and research STEAM areas within the Alaskan context.

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Jennifer McKay