Teaching Critical Literacy and Effective Research Skills

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Overview and Purpose

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Feel free to name and organize this section (and other sections) in a way that is most effective for your mini-course. For example, designers from the past sometimes set this section into two parts: Introduction, Course Overview (How This Course Works).

Needs Assessment

Briefly summarize what you found out from your needs assessment regarding the learners' gaps of knowledge, skills, and attitudes that your mini-course means to address.

Performance Objectives

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Course Units

This mini-course includes the following units. Click the title of a unit to go to its page.

Unit 1: Components of Research

Why Do People Complete Research?

  1. Describe the major aspects of research.
  2. Describe different types of research and the purpose of each.

Unit 2: Scholarly Articles

What are scholarly articles and how do you read them?

  1. Compare and contrast scholarly articles with news/magazine articles.
  2. Different articles can serve different purposes, so consider where each type may be applicable.
  3. Pick an article and point out the major majors sections highlighted in the reading.

Unit 3: Analyzing Research Sources

What types of digital sources are available and how can you use them?

  1. List the types of digital media that can be used for research.
  2. Describe how you can find different types of online sources.
  3. Describe how to determine the validity of online sources.
  4. Find and analyze online/digital sources and make connections between them.

Unit 4:

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