Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education

The Framework

The Framework...



  • Combines interconnected core concepts, with flexible options for implementation within each disciplinary context.


  • Envisions information literacy as the set of integrated abilities including:
    • reflective discovery of information
    • the understanding of how information is produced and valued
    • the use of information in creating new knowledge
    • the ethical participation in communities of learning


  • Provides the foundation for collaborative instructional design and assessment to scaffold learner progression in all the frames from novice to expert in their understanding of the core information literacy concepts, knowledge practices, and dispositions through all stages of their academic careers ... and beyond. 


  • Sees the learner as the  information consumer and creator.


  • uses a language that is familiar to  faculty, librarians, and others in higher education.


  • fits the context of every discipline.


  • creates an information literate society of expert, critical thinkers and global citizens.


  • combines disciplinary and  information literacy learning outcomes, course design, curricular content and pedagogical research to make teaching and learning more efficient and effective.


  • infuses teaching and learning with the essential concepts of information literacy and scholarship within each    discipline. 

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