ICT Literacy in Political Science
ICT Literacy in Political Science
- Association of College & Research Libraries. (2013). http://www.ala.org/acrl/sites/ala.org.acrl/files/content/standards/PoliSciGuide.pdf
- The following wiki is useful for political science: http://wikis.ala.org/acrl/index.php/Information_Literacy_in_Political_Science_&_Government
- Common Core State Standards and state content standards also refer to K-12 ICT competencies (sometimes listed as information literacy, digital literacy, media literacy, or research skills).
- Social Sciences/Political Science
- Academic Support Services/ICT Literacy
- Also look under specific area studies
- http://libguides.princeton.edu/politics Princeton University guide to finding statistics, data, and news; explains how to conduct literature searches and apply political methods
- http://libguides.usc.edu/POSC University of Southern California links to finding articles, data, archives, California resources, election information, other governmental information, and research/writing guideshttp://ucsd.libguides.com/politicalscience UC San Diego guide to conducting research; locating data, reports, and primary sources
- http://libguides.lib.msu.edu/politicalscience Michigan State University political science and public policy resources links: government indexes, speeches, primary sources, think tanks, elections, data and statistics, and open access information; also explains literature reviews
- Cope, J., & Flanagan, R. (2013). Information Literacy in the study of American politics: Using new media to teach information literacy in the political science classroom. Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian, 32(1), 3-23. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01639269.2013.750198
- Gilbert, J. K., Knutson, K., & Gilbert, C. P. (2012). Adding an integrated library component to an undergraduate research methods course. PS: Political Science And Politics, 45(1), 112-118.
- Hodgin, E. (2016). Educating youth for online civic and political dialogue: A conceptual framework for the digital age. Journal of Digital and Media Literacy, 4(1-2).
Kahne, J., Hodgin, E., & Eidman-Aadahl, E. (2016). Redesigning civic education for the digital age: Participatory politics and the pursuit of democratic engagement. Theory & Research in Social Education, 44(1), 1-35.http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1049096511001788
- Maybee, C., Carlson, J., Slebodnik, M., & Chapman, B. (2015). “It's in the syllabus”: Identifying information literacy and data information literacy opportunities using a grounded theory approach. Journal Of Academic Librarianship, 41(4), 369-376. DOI: 10.1016/j.acalib.2015.05.009
- Thornton, S. (2010). From "scuba diving" to "jet skiing"? Information behavior, political science, and the Google generation. Journal Of Political Science Education, 6(4), 353-368. http://www.informaworld.com/openurl?genre=article&id=doi:10.1080/15512169.2010.518111
LEARNING ACTIVITIES IDEA STARTERS:
- Ask students to research the same topic in two database aggregators (e.g., SocINDEX, LexisNexis, Newsstand), and compare the process and results.
- Ask students select a seminal work on a political science topic, and then identify sources that preceded and continued the conversation, analyzing the impact of the seminal work on the field.
- Ask students to keep research logs in which they note changes in particular research directions as they identify resources, read, and incorporate new learning for a topic in political science.
- Ask students to compare book reviews from different sources for the same political science title.
- Ask students to research the history of technology as it has impacted political science (e.g., access to documents, decision-making, dissemination of information).
- Ask students to create a concept map about one topic in political science.
- Ask students to create an infographic about an aspect of political science.
- Ask students to create a graphic novel about an aspect of political science.
- Ask students to produce a virtual museum about an aspect of political science. Ask students to critique and compare movie depictions of political events.
- Ask students to create timelines about benchmark events and legal decisions about a political science issue (e.g., immigration waves and policies, government funding of science).
- Ask students to create a Venn diagram about political science “schools.”
- Ask students to research the creation, discussion, passing, dissemination, and enforcement of a law. Ask them to make a flowchart of that process.
- Ask students to research and compare the creation of laws in different countries, and at different levels of government.
- Ask students to research intellectual property law as it applies to political science.
- Ask students to interview personnel in different jobs that build on a political science major.
- Ask students to debate a political science issue, such as diversity representation in government.
- Ask students to research and compare the creation of laws in different countries.
- Ask students to analyze a dataset to answer a political science research question (e.g., U.S. Census dataset to find relations between population density and political affiliation).
- Ask students to create the ideal political science curriculum.