Prior to beginning work on this assignment, review the Research Guides and Tutorials under the Getting Research help tabs in the Ashford University Library.
Prepare: Knowing how to thoroughly research a topic is extremely important while achieving your education. You may be asked to support your information with peer-reviewed scholarly resources, but how can you find this type of resource? The Ashford University Library allows you to search through different avenues to find the requested types of resources. You can narrow your search by the author, year published, title, subject, and by indicating what type of resource you are looking for. You even have access to a librarian if you need some guidance in finding more resources on your topic.
Reflect: Given that you have been in college for awhile, it’s time to reflect on what you have learned through the use of the Ashford University Library in relation to how you learned to acquire new information from a variety of sources.
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Write: This week, you will take the Threshold Achievement Test for Information Literacy (TATIL) (Links to an external site.). This test is not graded, and your results are anonymous. The TATIL assesses students’ ability to recall and apply their knowledge and their metacognition about core information literacy dispositions that underly their behaviors. Through this combination of knowledge and dispositional assessment, TATIL offers a unique and valuable measure of the complexities of information literacy. The results of this assessment will guide Ashford University in developing the best possible library resources and research methodologies training.
After completing the TATIL (Links to an external site.), in a two- to three-paragraph response with each paragraph consisting of five or more sentences,
Describe your experiences using resources, including concerns encountered when conducting academic research through the Ashford University Library. Areas of concern may include developing a research strategy, using the search function within a database, or evaluating sources.
Explain how using the Ashford University Library has improved your experience in conducting research. For example, you could identify and explain how specific tutorials that you have used have helped improve your ability to conduct research.
The Information Literacy paper
Must include at least two paragraphs (of at least five sentences each) that respond to the two prompts, and that are formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center’s APA Style (Links to an external site.) resource.
Must include a separate title page with the following:
Title of paper
Course name and number
Running header with page numbers
For further assistance with the formatting and the title page, refer to APA Formatting for Word 2013 (Links to an external site.).
Must have no more than 15% quoted material in the body of your essay based on the Turnitin report.
Must include a separate references page when citing specific sections and/or tutorials of the Ashford Writing Center. See the Formatting Your References List (Links to an external site.) resource in the Ashford Writing Center for specifications.
Bhargava, V. K. (2006). Introduction to global issues. In V. K. Bhargava (Ed.), Global issues for global citizens: An introduction to key development challenges,1-22. Retrieved from http://ebookcentral.proquest.com
The full-text version of this book chapter can be accessed through the Ebook Central database in the Ashford University Library. These few pages provide a brief summary of globalism, the globalist movement, and some of the major issues that result from an increasingly globalized society. Some of the more troublesome issues are especially highlighted. This book chapter will assist you with your Globalization and Its Ethical Implications discussion this week.
Ahmad, A. (2013). A global ethics for a globalized world. Policy Perspectives, 10(1), 63-77. Retrieved from https://www.jstor.org/journal/polipers
The full-text version of this article is available through the JSTOR Journals database in the Ashford University Library. The universality of religious principles makes them applicable not just for the individual or community but for all of humankind. Thus, they can be applied globally in the modern world. This article will assist you with your Globalization and Its Ethical Implications discussion this week.
Bereiter, C., & Scardamalia, M. (n.d.). What will it mean to be an educated person in the mid-21st century? (Links to an external site.) Retrieved from https://www.ets.org/Media/Research/pdf/bereiter_scardamalia_what_will_mean_educated_person_century.pdf
This article makes the case that those with advanced education bear the duty of helping the society advance to a more just, fair, and or equitable state. All of society depends upon its educated people, from doctors, teachers, lawyers, etc., and so those people ought to do their best to help build a better society. This article will assist you with your Globalization and Its Ethical Implications and Ethics and Moral Development discussions this week.
Gong, Q., & Zhang, L. (2010). Virtue ethics and modern society–A response to the thesis of the modern predicament of virtue ethics. Frontiers of Philosophy in China, 5(2), 255-265. doi:10.1007/s11466-010-0014-5
The full-text version of this article is available through the JSTOR Journals database in the Ashford University Library. Although the utilitarian ethic has dominated the last several hundred years and has shaped the current trend towards a global society, the author argues that globalization calls for a return to virtue ethics. “Virtues are a moral resource for modern people to resist modern evils” (p.255). This article will assist you with your Globalization and Its Ethical Implications and Ethics and Moral Development discussions this week.
Hill, L. (2015). Classical stoicism and the birth of a global ethics: Cosmopolitan duties in a world of local loyalties. Social Alternatives, (1), 14. Retrieved from https://www.informit.org/informit-literature-culture-collection
The full-text version of this article is available through the Informit Literature & Culture Collection database in the Ashford University Library. The author explains how classic Stoic thought shaped an ethic of the cosmopolitan. This cosmopolitan aspect of stoicism can better inform a global ethics in the trans- and supra-national nature of globalization. This article will assist you with your Globalization and Its Ethical Implications discussion this week.
Jwood00. (2017, December 18). Responsibilities of an educated person (Links to an external site.) [Blog post]. Retrieved from http://jwood00.hubpages.com/hub/Responsibilities-of-an-educated-person
Kohlberg, L. (1975). Moral education for a society in moral transition (Links to an external site.). Retrieved from https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/2d3c/a61129849afee57fa60624041f8a4997d64f.pdf
The Blogxer. (2012, March 17). Responsibilities of an educated person (Links to an external site.) [Blog post]. Retrieved from http://enlighten-me-not.blogspot.com/2012/03/responsibilities-of-educated-person.html
Yi, J. (Director & Producer), Giddy, P. (Director). Altinay, H., Laffont, G., Weinhardt, C., Wiese, J., … Qiu, Y. (Producers). (2012). Global civics: Social ethics in an interdependent world (Links to an external site.) [Video file]. Retrieved from https://fod.infobase.com/OnDemandEmbed.aspx?token=53720&wID=100753&plt=FOD&loid=0&w=640&h=360&fWidth=660&fHeight=410
Newton, L. (1998 ). Decision procedures for Ethics: DEAL carrying on without resolution (Links to an external site.). In Doing good and avoiding evil [Manual]. Retrieved from http://www.rit.edu/~w-ethics/resources/manuals/dgae1p7.html
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