Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Computer-assisted instruction; Critical thinking--Study and teaching;
Information literacy is a skill that students need to handle the overwhelming amount of information. Using Mindtools can provide teachers with a way to help students use the information literacy skills. Mindtools are used to allow students to learn through the use of technology, not from technology. By giving students opportunities to use these skills, they will be able to think critically and independently about the information they access. As a result of focusing on information literacy and critical thinking, students wiII increase proficiency in locating, evaluating, synthesizing, and applying new information. The importance of this review is to determine how to use Mindtools to build information literacy. The most important findings are that Mindtools can be used to give students the tools that they need to independently plan for organizing and representing what they know.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Terri Lynn McDonald
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©2003 Matthew J. Haan
Haan, Matthew J., "Using Mindtools to build information literacy and promote critical thinking" (2003). Graduate Research Papers. 791.