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"Essential information skills encompass much more than simply selecting the right sources. Highly skilled workers know how to creatively outline a project, search for information, synthesize what's found and apply it.
In our study, we found that original, highly structured, problem-based research assignments encourage students to dig deeper. Such assignments might include real-world case studies, multimedia projects or team-based empirical research. They also demand far more of students than the classic term paper.
These highly-structured assignments stretch professors as well, encouraging them to teach research skills.
The results are graduates more capable of conducting research, applying information, and making more thoughtful, sophisticated judgments.
Just what those higher-skill, higher-paid jobs require."
"Add 'Research' to the Education's Traditional Three Rs," Michael B. Eisenberg and Alison J. Head, Seattle Times, Guest Column, May 2, 2009
Directors, Project Information Literacy
If you expect your students to:
then they need highly developed skills in information literacy.
From: Griffith University Graduate Attributes Information Literacy Toolkit