Students interpret and assess data, evidence, and/or information, and analyse in order to identify patterns, relationships, currency, and bias; make connections; and potentially construct new knowledge.
As educators guide students through the Interpret and Analyse component, they may refer to Figure 5 to give consideration to the planned level of student autonomy, taking into account student needs and educator comfort.
Once students have collected information or evidence, they need to examine it for patterns and how the information connects to previous knowledge, relates to practice, and answers their inquiry question. Students also need to decide whether they have collected sufficient quality information to help them make a decision, create a solution, complete a task, or set a goal. To assess the quality of their information, students also need to review their sources of information with respect to bias, currency, point of view, and accuracy.