ACRL Framework: Scholarship as Conversation

Misti and I have been going through each of the frames of the ACRL Framework. This is the 6th and final frame.

Scholarship as Conversation:

Communities of scholars, researchers, or professionals engage in sustained discourse with new insights and discoveries occurring over time as a result of varied perspectives and interpretations.

As you may have started to see, a lot of these frames play in to one another. This frame can relate back to Information has Value. Once learners and undergraduates realize their input has value, they may be more willing to enter into this scholarly conversation. To relate also to Authority is Constructed and Contextual, these scholarly communities have different authorities and thus different conversations and perspectives, so there is a never-ending spread of knowledge as marginalized communities (albeit often slowly) are heard. The main thing I’d like to emphasize with this frame with young scholars is that if you’ve done due diligence with checking facts, your perspective and interpretation matters. Your age does not.

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