PRESCRIBED LEARNING OUTCOMES: It is expected that students will: demonstrate effective research skills, including:
− accessing information
− assessing information
− collecting data (Note-taking from York University)
- evaluating data
− organizing information
− presenting information
− citing sources
SUGGESTED ACHIEVEMENT INDICATORS: Students who have fully met the prescribed learning outcome are able to: access a range of information sources on selected topics,
− from a range of media types (e.g., print news,
broadcast news, online)(lesson:
− representing a range of perspectives
− that qualify as primary (e.g., original documents,
political cartoons, interviews, surveys) and
secondary (e.g., textbooks, articles, reports,
summaries, historical monographs)
− that deal specifically with Canadian social, cultural,
political, legal, economic, and environmental issues
(e.g., web sites for governments, NGOs, and interest
groups; archives; libraries)
ASSESSING INFORMATION: Questions to ask...
Is the information...
- Relevent to my needs ?
- Current ?
- Comprehensve, covers the subject well / corroborated by other sources ?
- Good quality? / well-written ?
- Objective ?
- Reliable ?