Key Message:

“Many existing assessments have some elements of Information & Research Literacy already built into them. With small tweaks to marking criteria these research skills can be made more explicit and ensure students are rewarded for good practice. Scaffold these skills through a degree so students can demonstrate more sophisticated understanding as they progress.” Susanna Chittick

 

Additional resources can be found at the Information & Research Literacies Hub

Learning Outcomes

Demonstrate capability as inquirers to locate, evaluate, manage, and use information and research to develop and guide their own knowledge, learning, and practice.

Knowledge

Skill

Application

Demonstrate that disciplinary knowledge is developed through research and evidence Demonstrate the skills required to locate, access and critically evaluate existing information and data Synthesise and apply information and data to different contexts to facilitate planning, problem solving and decision making

Generic Rubric Lines – for inclusion in your assessment tasks.

Knowledge

 

 

 

CRITERION High Distinction  Distinction  Credit  Pass  Fail 
Demonstrate that disciplinary knowledge is developed through research and evidence

Describe current disciplinary knowledge.

Evaluate the current disciplinary knowledge and explain how developing research will shape discipline knowledge.

Use examples from emerging research.

Describe current disciplinary knowledge

Analyse the current disciplinary knowledge and compare to the developing research and evidence, using examples to explain its evolution.  

Describe current disciplinary knowledge

Explain how research and evidence has helped to develop discipline knowledge over the life of the discipline

Describe current disciplinary knowledge

Discuss how research and evidence has developed disciplinary knowledge over the life of the discipline

Does not describe current disciplinary knowledge or discuss how research and evidence has developed over the life of the discipline

Skill

 

 

 

CRITERION High Distinction  Distinction  Credit  Pass  Fail 
Demonstrate the skills required to locate, access and critically evaluate existing information and data

Search wide range of relevant sources such as: media articles, peer reviewed journals, credible sources.

Evaluate the merit of the source/information based on the differences and similarities between the different information and source. Justify evaluation through use of additional sources.

Search wide range of relevant sources such as: media articles, peer reviewed journals, credible sources.

Evaluate the merit of the source/information based on the differences and similarities between the different information and sources.

Search relevant sources such as: media articles, peer reviewed journals, credible sources.

Explain the importance of the differences and similarities between the different information sources.

Search relevant sources such as: media articles, peer reviewed journals, credible sources.

Describe the differences and similarities between the different information sources.

Has not searched relevant articles or described the differences and similarities between different information sources.

Application

 

 

 

CRITERION High Distinction  Distinction  Credit  Pass  Fail 
Synthesize and apply information and data to different contexts to facilitate planning, problem solving and decision making

Identify current information and data relevant to the discipline.

Synthesises information and data to create ways to plan, problem solve and make decisions. Generates examples of situations where the information and data can be applied to plan, problem solve and make decisions within different contexts of the discipline

Identify current information and data relevant to the discipline.

Analyse the information and data to discuss how information can be applied  to plan, problem solve and make decisions in different contexts

Identify current information and data relevant to the discipline.

Combine information and data and explain how it applies to the discipline to plan, solve problems and make decisions.

Identify current information and data relevant to the discipline.

Describe the application of information and data to make decisions within the discipline

Does not identify current information and data relevant to the discipline or describe the application of information and data to make decisions within the discipline