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ERIC Number: EJ887723
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 3
ISSN: ISSN-1542-4715
Meeting the New AASL Standards for the 21st-Century Learner via Big6 Problem Solving
Needham, Joyce
Library Media Connection, v28 n6 p42-43 May-Jun 2010
"AASL Standards for the 21st-Century Learner." New standards for library media programs! What does it mean to practicing library media specialists? Does this mean they must abandon all the strategies, activities, and lessons they have developed based upon "Information Power's Information Literacy Standards for Student Learning" and create all new lessons? Is it possible to tweak or adjust existing instruction to meet the students' needs? Or can they continue, without making changes? In this article, the author discusses how library media specialists can meet the new "AASL Standards for the 21st-Century Learner" via the Big6 problem solving process. To meet the challenge of the new standards library media specialists need to focus instruction not only upon information literacy but upon multiple literacies. Posing problems and teaching a problem solving process, such as Big6, is one effective and efficient strategy which may be used to lead to student mastery of the standards. The Big6 process provides a framework within which the library media specialist can easily integrate the skills identified in the standards. Students find the Big6 connects all the learner skills leading to a higher level of learning. By accepting the challenge of the new standards, library media specialists ensure the development of information-literate individuals who are critical thinkers and responsible citizens possessing the skills needed to be lifelong learners. Accepting this challenge may also ensure that the vital role of the library media program in schools is acknowledged and supported.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Media Staff
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A