Seconday State Core
The Big Six Information Problem-Solving Process© serves as a structure upon which to build relevant skills. The Big6™ process allows for integration of problem-solving skills throughout the curriculum. It accommodates different learning styles, rates, and capabilities. When using Big6™ skills, students apply the following questions to guide them:
- Task Definition: What needs to be done?
- Information-Seeking Strategies: Which resources can I use?
- Location and Access: Where can I find these resources?
- Use of Information: Which information should I use for these resources?
- Synthesis: How can I share what I learned?
- Evaluation: How will I know I did my job well?
The process is sequential but accommodates branching, jumping out of sequence, and looping back to any previous stage. The Big6™ Information Problem-Solving Process© places the Secondary Library Media/Information Literacy Core Standards, not in isolation, but at the center as an integral part of all the other subject area core curricula.
This core is based on Information Problem-Solving: The Big Six Skills© Approach to Library Information Skills Instruction by Michael B. Eisenburg and Robert E. Berkowitz.