Health & Fitness for Life

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 Health & Fitness for Life (HPE 295)

Research support framework

The following shows where Health & Fitness for Life 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: 
  • Explore activity options to maintain and/or improve lifelong health and fitness
Outcome assessment strategies relating to information literacy: 
  •  Critical analysis of material
Course content relating to information literacy: 

Media Literacy

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. Identify bias, for-profit purposes, and audience of information sources
  2. Select current and reliable information sources


Information literacy instructional objectives: 
  1. Identify provider and purpose of information sources
  2. Develop a topic statement


Bridging competencies: 
  • Navigate to library web site to search catalog and databases
  • Identify authors or providers of information
  • Identify the container of the information to identify the type of information source
  • Differentiate internet search result sets from the information sources themselves