The Big Six Skills

(based on the work of Michael B. Eisenberg and Robert E. Berkowitz)

1) Task Definition

What is your assignment? What do you have to do?

2) Information Seeking Strategies

Where do you think are you going to look for the information? Encyclopedias, Internet, Books?

3) Location and Access

Where is the information? Do you know how to look for the information?

4) Use of Information

What do you do with the information once you find it?

5) Evaluation

Is it good information? How do you know?

6) Synthesis

Putting it all together and handing it in.


Jansen, Barbara A. The Big6 in middle school: teaching information and communications technology skills Columbus, OH: Linworth Books, 2007