AASL Standards

For 21st Century Learners

Information literacy has progressed from the simple

definition of using reference resources to find

information. Multiple literacies, including digital,

visual, textual, and technological, have now joined

information literacy as crucial skills for this century


Inquire, think critically, and gain knowledge.

  • Seek knowledge and make real world connections.
  • Ask questions and investigate answers.
  • Respect Copyright and Intellectual Property.
  • Use feedback from others to come up with your own questions.

Draw conclusions, make informed decisions, apply knowledge to new situations, and create new knowledge.

  • Identify and organize useful knowledge.
  • Be flexible with resources, and always seek out new resources.
  • Consider diverse and global perspectives.
  • Identify how use new knowledge.

Learners use Share knowledge and participate ethically and productively as members of our democratic society.

  • Share new knowledge with others once completing research.
  • Contribute questions and ideas during group discussions.
  • Respect diverse perspectives when collaborating with others.
  • Revise any strategies that could lead to better learning in the future.

Pursue personal and aesthetic growth.

  • Read well and often for pleasure and for personal growth.
  • Seek answers to personal questions or inquiries.
  • Talk and exchange ideas with others.
  • Identify areas of personal interest.

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