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Graduate Skill - Information Literacy

Information Literacy Rubric

Program level criteria HD DN CR P FL
Justification

Sophisticated and coherent

The claims, rationale and relevant facts are strong and sophisticated. This argument is detailed and evidences advanced critical thinking.

Extensive and clear

The justification has related relevant and detailed facts to the proposition or rationale. It is a well-researched and careful argument.

Critical and clear

The relationship between the facts and the rationale are clear – the claim is supported and sensible.

Evident

Reflection and examination of facts are evident a reason is given.

Unjustified

No justification made – no clear argument or point.

Analysis

Systematic and skilful

Data/evidence is organised and relations are interpreted. Analysis of evidence reveals insightful patterns, differences, or similarities related to topic.

Thorough and effective

Data/evidence reveals important patterns, differences, or similarities. Relations between data are highlighted and thorough.

Effective descriptions/relations

Data is described, organised and clear patterns, differences, or similarities are identified.

Basic definitions/analysis

Research/ data/content is described. Relations between parts of the data and what they may mean are identified.

Lacks organisation

Conducts a basic review. Lists evidence, but it is not organized and/ or is unrelated to focus.

Evaluation

Comprehensively and insightfully

Comprehensive evaluation of solutions is deep, insightful and thorough (contains thorough and insightful explanation) and deeply considers: history of problem, reviews logic/ reasoning, examines feasibility of solution, and weighs impacts of solution.

Thoroughly explains

Evaluation critically examines, analyses and identifies key elements. A clear statement of judgement supported by facts. Determines broader, longer-term impact/change.

Effectively explains

Evaluation of solutions is adequate containing a relevant explanation and explains: history of problem, reviews logic/ reasoning, examines feasibility of solution, and weighs impacts of solution.

Accurately explains

Evaluation of solutions is brief; lacking some depth and includes descriptions of: history of problem, reviews logic/ reasoning, examines feasibility of solution, and weighs impacts of solution.

Narrow explanation

Evaluation of solutions is superficial (for example, contains cursory, surface level explanation) and includes the following: considers history of problem, reviews logic/ reasoning, examines feasibility of solution, and weighs impacts of solution.

Selection and description of knowledge

Skillful and proficient

Discriminately selects pertinent literature and synthesises significant and less explored aspects of knowledge.

Proficient and effective

Wisely selects key literature and succinctly describes significant aspects of knowledge.

Clear and coherent

Selects relevant literature and coherently describes key aspects of knowledge.

Coherent

Selects related literature and describes fundamental knowledge in generalist terms.

Imprecise and vague

Selects irrelevant or mediocre literature. Describes knowledge in vague or incoherent terms.

Use of literature or Research

Advanced and Judicious

Demonstrates an advanced understanding of the content and theory. Judiciously selects compelling content from credible sources to convey a persuasive stance.

Credible and Scholarly

Makes smooth and convincing connections between (facts, theories, etc) to demonstrate extended knowledge. Selects appealing content from credible sources to support a stance.

Relevant and Valid

Connects relevant literature to evidence a sound understanding. Uses credible sources to support valid ideas appropriate for the discipline.

Relevant and Indistinct

Includes a collection of relevant literature. Uses sources to develop and explore ideas. Simple ideas are described.

Undiscerning and Invalid

Undiscerning selection and use of literature to state an unconvincing or invalid argument.


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