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EP004 Information Literacy & Research Skills Semester 1, 2012 Lecturer: Jenny Jongste Week 2 / Lecture 1 " The best way to predict your future is to create.

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1 EP004 Information Literacy & Research Skills Semester 1, 2012 Lecturer: Jenny Jongste Week 2 / Lecture 1 " The best way to predict your future is to create it." ~Peter Drucker

2 Overview Unit Outline and Expectations , blackboard and blog What is information literacy? “Scavenger Hunt” The “Research Cycle” Directed Study = homework

3 Unit Outline and Expectations Print and REFER to unit outline REGULARLY for: Contact information Jenny Jongste mobile: Set goals and study with the unit outcomes University regulations and expectations Weekly prep and revision using program outline Preparation and completion of assessments Finding resources that will help consolidate and extend information literacy and research skills

4 and Blackboard CHECK REGULARY = HEART OF STUDY Class updates, tasks on blackboard, changes BLACKBOARD = STUDY LIFELINE Lectures, readings, task sheets, homework/revision tasks WIKI = LEARNING COMMUNITY Shared work, ideas and study tasks

5 Agreements YOU – is the easiest. Text /call in emergencies or if too complicated to . Inform me of problems, absences, sickness, questions. Always inform me ASAP! ASK FOR HELP! ME Will reply within 24 hours during weekdays (unless problem arises). Over the weekend will reply within 48 hours (unless problem arises). Will make time to see you.

6 Outcomes of Lecture Students will be able to: Conduct a Google search to find a definition of “information literacy” Locate the keywords and formulate their own definition of information literacy. Carry out first 3 steps of research cycle

7 What is Information Literacy? 1. Knowing when you need information: EP004 and EP002/ How to find it: EP Evaluate it: EP Use it effectively: EP Deliver it in a communication: EP006 and EP002/EP003

8 Scavenger Hunt Work in pairs Use Google to find a definition of information literacy Record the keywords you used and how many results came up with each search Decide on the best definition Pairs will report which keywords came up with the best results and the best definition they found

9 Information Literacy Wordle In pairs choose 3 words that you think best describes what information literacy is.

10 The Research Cycle Analyse the question Brainstorm the topic Establish keywords Search Evaluate the information Communicate findings What links can you see between information literacy and the research cycle?

11 Analyse The Question Describe the effects that alcohol advertising has on adolescents. Operative words –tells you what to do Keywords – the main ideas and concepts Limiters - limits the idea/concept to a particular group, time, place or age.

12 Brainstorm The Topic Describe the effects that alcohol advertising has on adolescents. Always start with “what you know”. Class brainstorm on topic. How does this help you?

13 Establish Keywords Describe the effects that alcohol advertising has on adolescents. Keywords are the main ideas and concepts of the question Add keywords from brainstorm Concept 1Concept 2Concept 3Limiter EffectsAlcohol advertising Adolescents

14 1 st Three Steps of Research Cycle Why are these 3 steps important? How does this help you? Your Turn: “Youth violence has increased as a result of violent movies and the internet in the 21 st Century.” Choose and argument for or against this statement. Work in pairs to carry out the first 3 steps of the research cycle.

15 Summary List three things that you learnt, remembered or understood more clearly from todays session. Directed Study (homework) Create a slide that illustrates the relationship between “information literacy and the research cycle”. to lecturer:


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