Think Critically and Evaluate

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Level 1- Emerging

Students will begin to synthesize and interpret information in order to effectively communicate knowledge and solve problems.

  • Appropriately interpret, synthesize, and communicate information to integrate new ideas in a format and context appropriate to an intended audience.
  • Use information in context to analyze questions, solve problems, and make decisions.
  • Evaluate information to determine whether, why, and how it addresses the research question.
  • Evaluate the authority of a source given the context in which the information was created and is being used.

Level 2- Developing

Students will synthesize information from different perspectives and experiences. Students will engage in conversations as both information creators and consumers to negotiate meaning, in both traditional and emerging publishing environments.

  • Effectively communicate information in unpredictable and evolving publishing environments (e.g. social media, open access, open data).
  • Articulate how different cultural perspectives and experiences influence both the creation and consumption of information.
  • Collaborate and participate in scholarly, professional, or creative communities (i.e. associations, teams, networks, and communities of practice) to utilize and contribute to the knowledge of collective groups.
  • Identify perspectives and points of view in information sources.
  • Articulate the purpose and value of peer review in the context of scholarly communication.

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