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Information & Research Literacies: Introduction

Information & Research Graduate Learning Outcome

Demonstrate capability as inquirers to locate, evaluate, manage, and use information and research to develop and guide their own knowledge, learning, and practice




RK Demonstrate that disciplinary knowledge is developed through research and evidence RS Demonstrate the skills required to locate, access and critically evaluate existing information and data RA Synthesise and apply information and data to different contexts to facilitate planning, problem solving and decision making
RK1 Understand what constitutes authoritative and valid evidence in the profession and discipline, and the iterative nature of research RS1 Identify information/data needed to fill knowledge gaps stated by others RA1 Support arguments and decisions with appropriate research, evidence or literature from the discipline
RK2 Generate aims, questions and hypotheses within structured guidelines and identify commonly used research methods in the discipline RS2 Identify information needs and locate, critique, and use primary and secondary information sources key to the discipline RA2 Critically analyse and synthesise data and information to construct and communicate emergent knowledge
RK3 Understand the ethical principles of research, and the requirements around gathering, managing and disseminating information and data in a project specific context RS3 Critique the validity and applicability of the existing information and data and its contribution to a specific context  


Information Literacy

What is information literacy?

Information Literacy is the ability to identify what information you need and the best sources for that information, locate those sources, understand how the information is organized, evaluate the information and its source critically, and share that information. It is the knowledge of commonly used research techniques.

Why is the Information & Research Literacies Graduate Learning Outcome important?


develop a deeper understanding of their discipline through using and evaluating appropriate resources and have the skills and knowledge to produce high-quality assessments.


want graduates who are able to source, evaluate and apply information to keep pace with a rapidly-evolving work environment.


can analyse and evaluate the information they are presented with in their everyday lives and careers. These are essential capabilities of lifelong learning.