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PTS Guide: PTS006 Ways of Knowing

The aim of the Preparation for Tertiary Success or PTS libguide is to provide support to you throughout your personal learning journey.

PTS006 Ways of Knowing

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There are many different knowledge systems. Students examine the role, nature and development of knowledge as a social construction across a range of cultures. Through the lens of their own Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander culture, students build 'both-ways' understandings by developing their understandings of Western knowledge systems. Students consider the relevance of their inquiry into knowledge in terms of their own community, their values, ethics and modern life, including the impact of technologies. 

Credible Sources: Are they CRAAP?

The CRAAP test had its origins in the US to help students successfully evaluate and find reliable information. The test has seen many variations but in general if something is CRAAP, that's a good thing! CRAAP stands for: 

Credible

Relevant

Authoritative

Accurate

Purpose

These are the types of things you want to check for, regardless of source type (books, articles, websites, blogs, etc.) The following YouTubes by NYIT and Western University give brief overviews of applying the CRAAP criteria and the full criteria can be found as a pdf here

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