- It’s a way of thinking about learning
ANCIL aims to help undergraduates develop an advanced, reflective level of information literacy which will enable them not just to find information, but to evaluate, analyse and use academic material independently and judiciously.
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- It’s a framework for evaluating the information skills training and support your students receive
Students’ information needs are complex, and they evolve over the course of their time at university. This means that they need ongoing, ‘scaffolded’ support in developing their information-handling abilities, just as they need ongoing subject teaching.
- It’s a practical, learner-focused framework
ANCIL divides information literacy into 10 aspects or ‘strands’ which encompass the whole process of study and research. Students need to develop their skills, behaviour and attitudes in each strand in order to perform at their best and become autonomous learners.