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Critical Thinking About Sources Cookbook


This recipe was developed to teach first- or second-year students source evaluation using inquiry-based learning. The method could be modified for a variety of settings, including online. The purpose behind using inquiry-based learning is to develop students’ cognitive habits of questioning, so they are able to transfer the evaluation skills they learn in the library session to other contexts. The evaluation process is focused less on finding quick answers and more on developing meaningful, searching questions about sources that are found as evidence.

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Goodsett, M. (2020). "Inviting Students into the Kitchen: Inquiry-Based Learning as a Critical Thinking Instructional Strategy," in The Critical Thinking About Sources Cookbook, ed. Sarah Morris. Chicago: ACRL Publications.


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