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Toolkit: Scholarship as Conversation- Dispositions

Overview

"Communities of scholars, researchers, or professionals engage in sustained discourse with new insights and discoveries occurring over time as a result of varied perspectives and interpretations." ACRL Framework

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Learners who are developing their information literate abilities do the following:

Disposition 1

Recognize they are often entering into an ongoing scholarly conversation and not a finished conversation.

Critical Source Evaluation- John Hernandez & Jeannette Moss, Northwestern University, 2016

Disposition 2

Seek out conversations taking place in their research area.

Disposition 3

See themselves as contributors to scholarship rather than only consumers of it.

The Scholarly Conversation: Reading & Applying Scholarly Research: Amy Hall & Sarah Leeman, National-Louis University, 2016

Citing Online Images- Tim Lockman, Kishwaukee College, 2016

Disposition 4

Recognize that scholarly conversations take place in various venues.

Disposition 5

Suspend judgment on the value of a particular piece of scholarship until the larger context for the scholarly conversation is better understood.

Critical Source Evaluation- John Hernandez & Jeannette Moss, Northwestern University, 2016

Disposition 6

Understand the responsibility that comes with entering the conversation through participatory channels.

Citing Online Images- Tim Lockman, Kishwaukee College, 2016

Disposition 7

Value user-generated content and evaluate contributions made by others.

Disposition 8

Recognize that systems privilege authorities and that not having a fluency in the language and process of a discipline disempowers their ability to participate and engage.


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