In this video, Prof. Christina Yu, Associate Vice President (Student Learning) at The Education University of Hong Kong, shares her fascinating insights into seeking, evaluating information for a lesson plan. In this video, Prof. Yu has to say about the following aspects: (1)What is a lesson plan? (2) What are the essential questions that we need to bear in mind when planning a lesson?
In this exercise, a team of students listed out a number of tasks that they have to complete when preparing the lesson plan. Which of the following task will be listed as the top priority on your to-do list? Will you start searching at this moment?
In this video, Prof. Christine Bruce explains the seven things you should pay attention to when you plan the information needs of your research.
(1) Use information and communication technology to be really up to date with what's happening.
(2) Encounter different types of sources and knowing when it's important to use them. Not only academic literature but also people, social media, the environment, visual information, sound, anything that might inform you.
(3) Create your processes to tackle problems or make decisions.
(4) Connect information of all kinds that you encounter with specific projects, problems, or areas of interest.
(5) Build your knowledge base about your fields of study.
(6) Use your creativity and intuition to do something new.
(7) Seventhly using information wisely for the benefit of others.
In this slide, it explains the reason why the information came from authoritative sources but still not trustworthy. The possible reason could be (1) the way information is produced, (2)carelessness or loaded with secret intentions, (3) in favour of their hidden goal, (4)not spending enough time, (5) limited topic vocabulary, (6) limited by technical barriers, (7)information that fits with your knowledge & beliefs, and (8) from a source that you think is trustworthy.
In this slide, it introduces different type of resource was created with a particular kind of purpose: to transmit facts, to interpret the findings, to put forward a viewpoint, to let fellow workers know some important idea, and so on.
When preparing for research tasks (e.g. articles, essay, projects, reports, thesis,...), you have to go through a series of small tasks. In this slide, it elaborates and expands the research topic before carrying out the actual search.
In this slide, it introduces the six frames for informed learning, suggested by Prof. Christine Bruce, would help learners brainstorm about the research topic in all-rounded, comprehensive way. The six aspects of your research topic that you should brainstorm for are: (1) Content frame, (2) Competency frame, (3) Learning to learn frame, (4) Personal relevance frame, (5) Social impact frame, and (6) Relational frame.
In this slide, it explains the 4-steps-method outlined by the University of Pittsburg and it illustrate the role information and information literacy play in each step to help learners to see the bigger picture.
The way you put ideas together reflect your level of understanding about the issue you have inquired in your research, which, is what your professor looks for when she/he assess your work. In this slide, it introduces 5 level of research output and note the differences between different sentences, and the depth of idea you could get.
Apart from subject domain knowledge, there are some personal competencies and skills that learner may want to develop in university. The personal competencies and skills include, critical thinking, evaluating definitions, evaluating arguments, evaluating news & media, evaluating scientific studies, evaluating disagreement, and evaluating statistics & graphs.