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As useful a starting point as the Standards were, the new framework includes some important concepts they did not address. These threshold concepts (to use the ACRL terminology) show research as :
- Conversation (p. 11)
- Questioning (p.13 )
- Beyond formats (p.15 )
The framework even includes suggested assignments for fostering each concept.
I could go on at length about the framework, but I’m still getting to know it myself. Besides, this post is only the first of what I hope will be many conversations–in many venues–about these ideas. Note that there is even a site for offering your feedback.
Association of College & Research Libraries (2014). Framework for information literacy for higher education: Draft 1, part 1. Retrieved from http://acrl.ala.org/ilstandards/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Framework-for-IL-for-HE-Draft-1-Part-1.pdf
Association of College & Research Libraries. (2000). Information literacy competency standards for higher education. Chicago, IL: Author.