Assessment level SCQF Level 5 / Intermediate 2

Information Literacy Level   

Assessment level SCQF Level 5 / Intermediate 2      

 

General skill

Using information literacy skills and competences effectively to undertake an information task

 

Example of level of task

 

Specific skills[1]

Ability to:

  • plan and organise an information task
  • use a range of techniques to clearly define the selected information topic
  • identify appropriate keywords
  • identify suitable information sources
  • search selected information sources effectively to find relevant information on topic
  • evaluate information using evaluation criteria
  • record and acknowledge sources of information (reference and cite sources)
  • communicate / share findings in a manner or format that is appropriate to the information, the intended audience and situation
  • review search results and identify appropriate changes for a similar future search

 

Further information:

  • Sources of  information used should include print, electronic and people
  • The information may be textual, numerical, graphical, images, audio or video.
  • Recognised techniques to clearly define the selected information topic could include brainstorming and mind mapping.
  • The person should be able to work with minimum support.

 

If the person is to be assessed then they must:

  • find relevant information on their topic using keywords
  • use a range of sources e.g. six sources of information, two from each of the following categories – electronic, people and printed sources
  • know the advantages and disadvantages of using different information sources
  • use appropriate searching techniques (e.g. use of Boolean)
  • know the criteria used to evaluate information
  • record and acknowledge sources of information (reference and cite sources) 
  • communicate / share findings in a manner or format that is appropriate to the information, the intended audience and situation.

Assessment level SCQF Level 5 / Intermediate 2

SQA National Unit Qualification – Information Handling Skills DF9J 11 (Intermediate level 2)


[1] The skills are based upon SQA’s Information Handling Skills National Qualification and CILIP’s Information Literacy definition

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