School Library Media Activities Monthly/Volume XXIV, Number 6/February 2008
SLMAM Skills Correlations—New (2007) to Old (1998)
AASL Information Literacy Standards
AASL Standards for the 21st-Century Learner (2007). http://www.ala.org/aasl/standards
Correlated to: AASL/AECT Information Literacy Standards (1998). AASL & AECT. Information Power: Building Partnerships for Learning. ALA, 1998.
The following correlations are made to help library media specialists match their previous knowledge of nine AASL Standards to the four new standards through a correlation process between "Indicators" from the 1998 Standards and "Skills" from the 2007 Standards. Although this only addresses skills, attention should also be given to the "Dispositions," "Responsibilities," and "Self-Assessments" outlined in the new standards.
Learners use skills, resources, and tools to:
1. Inquire, think critically, and gain knowledge.
- 1.1.1 Follow an inquiry-based process in seeking knowledge in curricular subjects, and make the real-world connection for using this process in own life. (1998: 1.5)
- 1.1.2 Use prior and background knowledge as context for new learning. (1998: 3.2)
- 1.1.3 Develop and refine a range of questions to frame the search for new understanding. (1998: 1.3)
- 1.1.4 Find, evaluate, and select appropriate sources to answer questions. (1998: 1.1, 1.4, 1.5, 2.4)
- 1.1.5 Evaluate information found in selected sources on the basis of accuracy, validity, appropriateness for needs, importance, and social and cultural context. (1998: 1.2, 2.4)
- 1.1.6 Read, view, and listen for information presented in any format (e.g., textual, visual, media, digital) in order to make inferences and gather meaning. (1998: 1.4)
- 1.1.7 Make sense of information gathered from diverse sources by identifying misconceptions, main and supporting ideas, conflicting information, and point of view or bias. (1998: 1.2, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 7.1)
- 1.1.8 Demonstrate mastery of technology tools for accessing information and pursuing inquiry. (1998: 1.5)
- 1.1.9 Collaborate with others to broaden and deepen understanding. (1998: 9.3)
2. Draw conclusions, make informed decisions, apply knowledge to new situations, and create new knowledge.
- 2.1.1 Continue an inquiry based research process by applying critical-thinking skills [ ] to information and knowledge in order to construct new understandings, draw conclusions, and create new knowledge. (1998: none)
- 2.1.2 Organize knowledge so that it is useful. (1998: none)
- 2.1.3 Use strategies to draw conclusions from information and apply knowledge to curricular areas, real-word situations, and further investigations. (1998: 5.2)
- 2.1.4 Use technology and other information tools to analyze and organize information. (1998: 9.1)
- 2.1.5 Collaborate with others to exchange ideas, develop new understanding, make decisions, and solve problems. (1998: 9.1, 9.3)
- 2.1.6 Use the writing process, media and visual literacy, and technology skills to create products that express new understandings. (1998: 5.3, 6)
3. Share knowledge and participate ethically and productively as members of our democratic society.
- 3.1.1 Conclude an inquiry-based research process by sharing new understandings and reflecting on the learning. (1998: none)
- 3.1.2 Participate and collaborate as members of a social and intellectual network of learners. (1998: 9.4)
- 3.1.3 Use writing and speaking skills to communicate new understanding effectively. (1998: 3.4, 5.3,6, 9.1)
- 3.1.4 Use technology and other information tools to organize and display knowledge and understanding in ways that others can view, use, and assess. (1998: 9.1)
- 3.1.5 Connect learning to community issues. (1998: none)
- 3.1.6 Use information and technology ethically and responsibly. (1998: 7.2, 8.1, 8.2, 8.3)
4. Pursue personal and aesthetic growth.
- 4.1.1 Read, view, and listen for pleasure and personal growth. (1998: 3.4, 4.1, 5.1)
- 4.1.2 Read widely and fluently to make connections with self, the world, and previous reading. (1998: 4.1, 5.1)
- 4.1.3 Respond to literature and creative expressions of ideas in various formats and genres. (1998: 7.1)
- 4.1.4 Seek information for personal learning in a variety of formats and genres. (1998: 4.1, 7.1)
- 4.1.5 Connect ides to own interests and previous knowledge and experience. (1998: 4.2)
- 4.1.6 Organize personal knowledge in a way that can be called upon easily. (1998: 3.4, 6)
- 4.1.7 Use social networks and information tools to gather and share information. (1998: 9.4)
- 4.1.8 Use creative and artistic formats to express personal learning. (1998: 4.2)
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