A day in the life of Research, pt. 3

Updated: Oct 19, 2020

AES Model Explained

The AES model is an excellent resource for developing information literacy. The model has three key areas: analysis, critical evaluation, and creative synthesis. This model reconstructs the way you think. It requires you to find the literature gaps, argues, and converge ideas while developing future study areas from the information reviewed. Badka (2010) asserts that the magic lies in the student’s ability to shape research into a quest- a search for the truth. In the end, the primary focus of analysis is for the scholar to identify the main ideas for comparison. The second essential task is a critical evaluation; in this stage, the student reaches a conclusion based on the data.  When putting the project back together, the researcher innovates new theories reforming a new complete concept known as creative synthesis.

The AES model presents a huge challenge as it trains your mind to learn to read efficiently and with purpose.

SPL Model and You

            The SPL model becomes who you are. The student can maximize literary competencies using the SAS model. The model fosters active and engaged inquiry, self-assessment, and continuous development. The SPL model recognizes cognitive and affective domains of learning in a balanced competence.


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