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EDU 2031: Disciplinary Literacies

Resources to support independent research in Castleton's EDU 2013 course

Information literacy in the disciplines

Learn about literacy in your discipline

How to learn more about literacy in your discipline


Put phrases in quotes when searching

In OneSearch, add the word education to your searches

Suggested keywords (replace science with your discipline)

science literacy science thinking, scientific thinking
how do scientists think? (Google) what is science
what do scientists do? (Google) standards
graduation standards threshold concepts
decoding the disciplines  disciplinary literac*
content literacy Language arts: Correlation with content subjects

Links to searches in the CU library catalog:

Subject term: "Language arts: Correlation with content subjects"

"Disciplinary literacy" as a keyword  (only a few items)

Sample database search


National Core Arts Standards linked from the American Alliance for Theatre and Education (AATE) website

History Discipline Core from the American Historical Association (AHA)


Vermont's Proficiency-Based Graduation Requirements

Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for Literacy in Science, Social Studies, History, and the Technical Subjects

Decoding the Disciplines
"Decoding the Disciplines is a process for increasing student learning by narrowing the gap between expert and novice thinking. Beginning with the identification of bottlenecks to learning in particular disciplines, it seeks to make explicit the tacit knowledge of experts and to help students master the mental actions they need for success in particular courses."