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Companion Document to the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education: Politics, Policy and International Relations

This guide was developed to accompany the Companion Document to the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education: Politics, Policy and International Relations.

Development of the PPIRS Framework

The Companion Document to the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education: Politics, Policy and International Relations is the culmination of a two and half-year collaborative effort involving PPIRS membership, faculty in PPIRS disciplines, and members of the Ad Hoc Committee charged with revising the former Political Science Research Competency Standards. The Committee began its work in spring 2018 and identified classes of stakeholders important to the creation of a PPIRS-specific Framework. Committee members spoke with faculty in PPIRS-related disciplines on their campuses to understand faculty perspectives on student research competencies. All members of the PPIRS section were invited to share input via Zoom meetings about what needs a new PPIRS-specific Framework should address and a survey of related questions was sent out to all PPIRS members in spring 2019. After synthesizing all of this information, the Ad Hoc committee generated its new document in the form of PPIRS-specific approaches to each of the six Frames, along with examples of how each frame might manifest in the real world ("Evidence of Frame in Action"), student learning goals, an infographic for conversations with faculty, and a Padlet for PPIRS member contributions.

Readers will notice notations of KP and D after the learning goals. These refer back to the Framework and note which knowledge practice and disposition relates to these goals. For each of these instances, the number (ex. KP3) refers to the bullet point under the relevant area (ie. 3rd bullet point under Disposition is noted as D3).

A formal written Companion Document to the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education: Politics, Policy and International Relations is available.

Sample Learning Activities

We invite you to share your lesson plans and learning activities developed around the PPIRS Framework in the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy Sandbox. If you do not already have an account and wish to contribute, click the create an account link on the left side. No account is needed to view sandbox content. 

When adding your lesson plans to the Sandbox, please tag it with PPIRS to help members locate the lessons.