What is the Big6™?

 

 

 

 

"Data collected from thousands of students showed that students who were taught informative nonfiction using the Big6 approach with a combination of analytical, creative, and practical activities, outperformed students who were taught two alternative approaches (see materials at: www.yale.edu/pace)." -- Linda Jarvin, Ph.D., Associate Director, PACE Center, Yale University

The Big6™ is an information literacy model. Some people call it a metacognitive scaffold, or an information problem solving strategy. When you apply these stages, you have an essential framework to approach any information-based question. Here are the six stages we call the BIG6. Two sub-stages are part of each main category in the Big6 model: