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Library Graduate Attribute Toolkit

Guide to assessment examples to support teaching to achieve graduate attributes.

Purpose

This Library Graduate Attribute Toolkit provides practical assessment examples that you can use to create learning opportunities for your students in developing skills aligned to ACU's Graduate Attributes.

This Toolkit looks in particular at Graduate Attributes 4,6,8,9 & 10, specifically:

  • GA4 Knowledgeable and able to think critically and reflectively
  • GA6 Solve problems in a variety of settings taking local and international perspectives into account
  • GA8 Locate, organise, analyse, synthesise and evaluate information
  • GA9 Demonstrate effective communication in oral and written English language and visual media
  • GA10 Utilise information and communication and other relevant technologies effectively

How can I use this Toolkit?

Each tab in this Toolkit lists one of the Graduate Attributes listed above.  You will find corresponding Australian and New Zealand Information Literacy (ANZIIL) standards and learning outcomes. The ANZIIL framework is helpful in identifying key characteristics, knowledge, skills, attitudes and aspirations associated with an information literate person - a concept that at the simplest level closely aligns to ACU's Graduate Attribute 8: locate, organise, analyse, synthesise and evaluate information.

The suggested assessment examples are presented using a scaffolded approach (i.e. Introductory, Intermediate, Advanced) to reflect expected learning and development.

Bibliography

Bundy, A. (Ed.). (2004). Australian and New Zealand information literacy framework: Principles, standards and practice (2nd ed.). Adelaide: Australian and New Zealand Institute of Information Literacy. Retrieved September 23, 2011 from http://archive.caul.edu.au/info-literacy/InfoLiteracyFramework.pdf