While research often entails learning specific skills and methodologies, students should also be trained to think about higher-order concepts relating to information and their use of it.
The Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) has established a framework of core concepts about information, research, and scholarship that students should encounter during their college education so that they obtain "research maturity" prior to graduation:
The Framework gives us the opportunity to think about how and what we teaching. Park's librarians welcome conversation with faculty about these concepts and how they can transform library instruction sessions, assignments, and courses.
At Park University, we have specific learning outcomes based on this framework that we teach during instruction sessions. You can find that linked below.
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