Course Specific Research Support for ECE 232: Home

The purpose of this page is to link curriculum requirements, for developmentally-appropriate and discipline-specific research skills, to matching library instruction and information literacy support outcomes

Math and Science for Young Children course outcomes related to research skills:

Other indicators of required research or information seeking:

From the Outcome and Assessment Strategies:

"Action Teacher Research (defining a problem, developing questions, gather, analyzing and interpret data, and take action) connected to the course outcomes."

From the Course Content:

  • Identify community and online resources for math and science
  • Research-based teaching for mathematical and scientific concepts, methods, and language for indoor and outdoor classrooms.

Bridging competencies to support research and information seeking at this level:

  • Develop a search strategy for a particular topic
  • Navigate to useful search tools, including library sources
  • Combine ideas from several sources

Corresponding research and information seeking outcomes for ECE 232

  1. Identify search terms related to teaching age-appropriate mathematical and scientific concepts
  2. Identify providers of reliable and current professionally-related sources
  3. Locate and use professional level and research oriented sources

Librarian Instructional Objectives:

Locate and use library databases to identify professionally relevant articles

Identify providers of relevant, current, professional level sources

Locate and use relevant, current, and professional level sources

Placement of courses on an Information Literacy Continuum

Courses Instructional Stages Student's Developmental Stage


Connecting to 

1. I know where the library is located and about some of the services provided.



Information Seeking

2. I can identify a topic, and identify useful information sources to read about it.


Literacy Skills

3. I can develop a topic statement, locate and use library sources, and begin  informational research.


ECE 122


Academic or Career/
Technical Related

4. I evaluate the sources I have found for relevancy to my field, and I know who some of the experts are.

ECE 232
Inquiry and Exploration for

5. I can identify pro- and con-positions on a topic. I can identify the perspectives of various experts in a field.

Discipline- or Area
of Study Specific

6. I can support my position on an issue with evidence. I can accurately summarize the scholarly or professional conversation.


Librarian Liaison to the Early Childhood Education and Family Studies SAC (Subject Area Committee)

Contact: Meredith Farkas,  Librarian at the Sylvania campus

Early Childhood Education courses with outcomes related to research and information seeking

For information about this page:

To update Course outcomes, contact: Pam Kessinger