information literacy, inquiry, Perceived Competence in Information Skills, PCIS, measurement, assessment, student confidence
Library and Information Science
Critical to inquiry-based learning is information literacy. Educators can enhance students’ experiences during the inquiry process if they are aware of the skill areas in which students either have or lack confidence. This article describes the development and psychometric properties of the Perceived Competence in Information Skills (PCIS) measure. Educators can use the measure to support student inquiry by identifying and addressing gaps in student confidence. The measure is freely available through Syracuse University’s Center for Digital Literacy.
Arnone, M. P., Small, R. V. & Reynolds, R. (2010). Supporting inquiry by identifying gaps in student confidence: Development of a measure of perceived competence. School Libraries Worldwide, 16(1), pp. 47-60.
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