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PODCAST: Building Skills to Navigate a Complex World

Posted by admin on Jun 19, 2020 6:45:00 AM

"We found that generalists are really proud of the fact that it may take more than a Google search to find an answer to their curiosity and the first result they get may not be the best. They knew how to either knock down the doors to get somebody to talk to them or find their way around the database to get to the source they needed, but they didn't give up."

~Angela Kohnen and Wendy Saul, Thinking Like a Generalist

 

Teachers Corner Social Kohnen and Saul

What can we teach kids today that will still be useful ten or fifteen years from now? Authors of the new book, Thinking Like a Generalist, Angela Kohnen and Wendy Saul propose an approach to information literacy that goes beyond the teaching of discrete, easily outdated skills. Instead, they use activity to help students build identities as curious individuals empowered to ask their own questions and able to navigate their information-filled world in pursuit of credible answers.

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