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Environments and Curriculum 1

Use this tool to understand how the research skills contained in the course outcomes, or other indicators, align with developmental stages of information literacy and critical thinking. See how PCC Librarians can help support the integration of research concepts and skills at levels appropriate to the course outcomes. This guide was prepared by the PCC librarians for Environments and Curriculum 1 (ECE 122)

Research support framework

The following shows where Environments and Curriculum 1 fits into the Research Support Framework developed by PCC Librarians.

Information literacy developmental stage: 
Information Mediation
  • I can develop a topic
  • I can search a database and get related results
Cognitive domains and information literacy outcomes: 
  • Begin academic writing
  • Begin informational research

Library support of CCOGs

These are the course outcomes and other indicators which require library support.

Intended course outcomes related to information literacy: 
  • Identify principles and components of appropriate environments and curriculum
Outcome assessment strategies relating to information literacy: 
  • Complete and present a term project.
Course content relating to information literacy: 
  • Selecting Materials for environments for young children

Course integrated research support

These are the ways that the librarians can support information literacy achievement for the students in this course.

Corresponding information literacy outcomes: 
  1. Prepare a search strategy with synonyms and alternative terms for concepts
  2. Employ skimming of industry and curriculum development publications for ideas
  3. Choose informative and readable sources for developing lesson plans
Information literacy instructional objectives: 
  1. Use online catalog for discovery search of both books and articles, testing usefulness of search terms
  2. Browse library full text journals for industry specific periodicals
  3. Download relevant articles, with images, as appropriate
Bridging competencies: 
  • Develop a search strategy for a particular topic
  • Navigate to useful search tools, including library sources
  • Combine ideas from several sources