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Information & Research Literacy at UST: Framework 5: Scholarship as Conversation

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Scholarship as Conversation

Focuses on scholarly discourse and perspectives: it refers to the idea of sustained discourses within communities of scholars, researchers, or professionals, with new insights and discoveries occurring over time as a result of competing perspectives and interpretations.


Participate in ongoing scholarly conversation
Allow for information consumers and creators to come together

Negotiate meaning

Contribute to conversation

Learning Outcomes (Scholarly discourse/perspective)

  • Contribute to the scholarly conversation by becoming a creator or critic
  • Identify the contribution that particular information sources make within an ongoing conversation
  • Describe the way that systems privilege some perspectives and present barriers to others