The Information Process
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  • The Heart of Resource-Based Learning
  • A Description of the Information Process
  • A Closer Look at the Information Process
  • BUILDING INFORMATION LITERACY  
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    A CLOSER LOOK AT THE INFORMATION PROCESS

    Now, you are invited to have a look at The Information Process (in Part 3 of this document) as it is adapted for each of the "keystage" levels in our public education system in Atlantic Canada. Simply choose the grade level you wish to view and you will be able to see what this dynamic process should look like...

    By the end of:

    Grade Three (3)

  • with an in-depth look at the Information Process for keystage level Entry - 3
  • with links to learning outcomes for grades 1, 2, 3
  • with links to exemplary activities for these grade levels

    Grade Six (6)

  • with an in-depth look at the Information Process for keystage level 4 - 6
  • with links to learning outcomes for grades 4, 5, 6
  • with links to exemplary activities for these grade levels

    Grade Nine (9)

  • with an in-depth look at the Information Process for keystage level 7 - 9
  • with links to learning outcomes for grades 7, 8, 9
  • with links to exemplary activities for these grade levels

    Grade Twelve (12)

  • with an in-depth look at the Information Process for keystage level 10 - 12
  • with links to learning outcomes for grades 10, 11, 12
  • with links to exemplary activities for these grade levels

  • Following each Keystage description of the Information Process, you will also find student learning outcomes for that grade level (3, 6, 9, or 12) from the Atlantic Canadian Language Arts Curriculum. Remember that the language arts prevail across all curricula and these General Outcomes as well as specific curriculum outcomes for learning are excellent descriptors of students' information literacy (their knowledge, skills, attitudes) by each grade level.

    There is also a sampling of some effective strategies recommended by our Committee to help students effectively organize themselves and develop more confidence with the fairly sophisticated process of accessing, evaluating, using, and synthesizing information into their own knowledge creations. You are welcome to download/print any of these and adapt them for your own resource-based learning activities for your students.

    If you would like to view learning outcomes for other grade levels (in addition to these keystage levels above) simply click within the particular keystage level on the grade level outcomes you wish to see. For example, within the description of the Information Process at the end of grade three, you may view not only student learning outcomes for information literacy for grade three/transitional, but also for grade one/emergent and grade two/early. We hope you will appreciate the work of individual Committee members, selecting the learning outcomes from the original documents and organizing them for you, according to the stages in the Information Process!

    As mentioned earlier in this document, other learning outcomes for information literacy in particular subjects/curricula will be added to this document as they are available! (e.g. science, math, social studies.)

    For examplary field-tested resource-based learning activities, either go to Part 4 of this document or click on the links following the grade level outcomes! Enjoy!

    Be sure to adapt these activities for your own students and learning environment (facilities, resources etc.) And be sure to submit your own ideas for resource-based learning by using the template provided in Part 5 of this document (The Building Site.) You will also find more information there about joining a moderated discussion group... a great way to share ideas and ask questions!

    Again, THANK YOU for your interest and work in developing students' information literacy!!

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