McNichol, S. (2014). InFlow (Information Flow): An integrated model of applied information literacy. School Library Monthly, 31(3), 20-23. Retrieved from http://web.a.ebscohost.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/ehost/pdfviewer/pdfviewer?vid=14&sid=da5e9fab-57dc-47e6-a316-e7c6ba1be109%40sessionmgr4008
This article describes InFlow, an information literacy model developed in Europe. The model has eight elements: ask, collaborate, explore, imagine, make, map, reflect, and show which the author describes. Not all elements need be used in each project and the order is flexible as well. A detailed example of the model’s application is provided to bring the model to life.
This was a very accessible article and I liked the model for its kid-friendly language and see how it could immediately be applied. At the end of the article, the author provides a flowchart for the example she provided which could function as a road map or directions for students as they work to answer the essential question.