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ERIC Number: EJ825633
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 10
ISSN: ISSN-1094-9046
AASL Standards for the Twenty-First-Century Learner: A Map for Student Learning
Johns, Sara Kelly
Knowledge Quest, v36 n4 p4-7 Mar-Apr 2008
In this article, the author discusses the new "AASL Standards for the 21st Century Learner"--a map for student learning. The new standards focus on the learner. They outline the content and process that students need to learn now and will need in the future, a process taught through the school library program by a school library teacher. The standards are not a scope, sequence, or curriculum guide. They are, instead, a framework for the integration of information and other literacies with curricula in other subjects, taught in classrooms and libraries. These standards outline the skills students need now, ongoing beliefs and attitudes (dispositions) needed for those skills to be practiced, the responsibilities or common behaviors of students as they learn, and strategies for personal assessment of their learning. Instead of being a curriculum guide or a scope and sequence of what skills are needed at which level, they are a framework for multiple literacies and are designed for delivery together with the classroom teacher. These standards focus on the students': (1) skills; (2) responsibilities; (3) dispositions; and (4) self-assessment strategies.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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