In this video, Prof. Christine Bruce explains that being able to evaluate information in leisure, home, or professional situations is an essential skill.
Our information world is always changing, and shelf-life of most information is no more than two years!
You have learned that it is necessary to evaluate legal information. And you have also learned some evaluation criteria. In this exercise, learners are required to match the legal information together.
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.
A subject encyclopedia contains articles (some short, some long) on the theories, events and thinkers that sum up the available literature about a discipline. Articles are arranged in alphabetical order.Indexes in the back of the encyclopedia can help you to determine if the encyclopedia contains an article on your topic, or if your topic is covered within an essay on a related topic.
In this slide, here are some examples of subject encyclopedias that may available in your university library.
In this video, Prof. Christine Bruce explains that being able to use information to learn, being an informed learner is about being able to maximize the potential of the information environment you have. It will make it possible for you to be productive, capable, and also innovative and creative.