The Big 6 Research Skills
Developing good problem solving skills while learning to choose appropriate, accurate, and relevant information is quite a challenge for the 21st Century Learner. The Black Elementary Information Literacy program focuses on a process that can be used to solve any type of question or problem. It is called "The Big 6" or "Super 3". If you need to research a scientific question or just find a place to order a pizza, The Big 6 approach works!
|Task Definition - What types of information do you need?|
|Information Seeking Strategies - Determine all possible resources.|
|Location and Access - Locate sources and find information within sources.|
|Use of Information - Engage the information - READ-HEAR-VIEW.|
|Synthesis - Organize information from multiple sources and present a result.|
|Evaluation - How did you do?|