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Information Literacy: Authority

Framework Defined

Authority is Constructed and Contextual

  • Why is the author an authority?
  • What biases does the author have?
  • How are you part of the authoritative process?

Question Authority Lesson

New Literacies Alliance Question Authority Lesson

What makes someone an authority on a topic? How do you know when to trust what someone has said or written? In this lesson, students will learn to identify authoritative voices and discover that authority is both constructed and contextual.