Sarah, M. (2015). InFlow (information flow): An integrated model of applied information literacy. School Library Monthly, 31(3), 20-23. Retrieved from http://www.schoollibrarymonthly.com
The text describes an information literacy model called InFlow (information flow) that can be designed to engage students and support student-centered learning. The article compares InFlow to other models of information literacy. The eight elements of InFlow are presented as elements that can be taken in any order, allowing students to return to elements several times throughout the process. These elements are: Ask, Collaborate, Explore, Imagine, Make, Map, Reflect, and Show. Ways in which the model can be used to design and create are explored.
The key factor of InFlow, which I think make it a useful tool for teachers, is that the core elements can be undertaken in any order at any stage of the process. The main idea embedded in this model is that students create prototypes, ask for feedback, and then revisit their design. This model seems especially useful for students who are building or creating something. That author also gives an example project plan so readers can visualize how the elements of InFlow work together.