In the dimension of applying information, students apply critical thinking to understand how the information relates to their essential questions. They must be able to reason, to weigh the value of what they have found, to draw conclusions, and to know if they are able to answer their question, if they need to locate additional information or if they must revise their initial question.
Teachers need to guide students in seeing the bigger picture and understanding how what they are learning leads to deeper understanding and new knowledge. Students also need to develop an understanding of the ethical use of information.
Resources on Applying Information
Information inquiry models and Applying Information
- DIALOGUE - A -- Analyze: apply critical thinking, questioning deeply, examining concepts.
- DIALOGUE - O -- Organize/Apply: synthesizing, interpreting, reasoning.
- DIALOGUE - G -- Globalize: relate to bigger picture, seek global perspective, consider impact.
- DIALOGUE - U -- Understand/Reflect: developing understanding and deep comprehension, constructing new knowledge.
- Go INFOhio:Act - How do I organize my work? How do I keep from plagiarizing?
- Depth of Knowledge (WI) - Summarize, modify, construct, display, revise, develop a logical argument, apprise, construct, use concepts to solve non-routine problems, compare, formulate, draw conclusions, hypothesize, cite evidence, connect, synthesize, apply concepts, create.
- The Big 6®- Synthesis.
- Pathways to Knowledge®- Interpreting; Does the evidence support my thesis? Do I need more information? Is my essential question still valid or do I need to redefine my question? Conclude, synthesize, reflect to develop personal meaning, practice ethical use of information.
- Stripling Model of Inquiry- Connect: Connect to self, previous knowledge; Gain background and context. Construct: Construct new understandings connected to previous knowledge; Draw conclusions about questions and hypotheses.