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Information Literacy, Research and Inquiry Skills



Presentation given to secondary teacher trainees on Thursday 28th June 2012 at College of Education, Invercargill

Presentation given to secondary teacher trainees on Thursday 28th June 2012 at College of Education, Invercargill



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    Information Literacy, Research and Inquiry Skills Information Literacy, Research and Inquiry Skills Presentation Transcript

    • Information Literacy, Research and Inquiry SkillsEmbedding these skills into the curriculum and your planning Senga White, Library Manager, James Hargest College
    • What is Information Literacy?
    • What is Information Literacy? The ability to find, use, evaluate and communicate information It is the cornerstone of learning and an essential skill in this digital age and era of life- long learning
    • Hargest DefinitionTo be information literate is to have theability to: Know what you need to find out Know how to find information Decide if what you find is useful & correct Learn more for yourself Organise the information you find Communicate your new learning to othersIf you have these skills, you have the tools
    • What is Inquiry Learning?
    • What is Inquiry Learning?  A questioning approach  Emotional engagement  Student choice  Authentic, real life purpose – “mattering”  Student challenge  Reflection Hmmm? So…oo?  It’s not over till it’s over… John Dewey, Educational theorist Resources for Inquiry Learning
    • Guided Inquiry
    • Guided Inquiry “A dynamic, integrated approach to teaching curriculum content, information literacy, and strategies for learning” “This innovative team approach inspires students to gain deeper understandings and higher order thinking using the rich resources of the school library, the community and the wider world” Carol Kuhlthau, Professor Emerita of Library and Information
    • Other Literacies
    • Critical Literacy “To help students focus on uncovering the perspectives and positions that underpin texts and to ask and judge what these perspectives might mean in terms of the social construction of their world” Planting Seeds: Embedding Critical Programme, Literacy into your Classroom
    • Digital Literacy
    • Digital Literacy The ability to use digital technology, communication tools or networks to locate, evaluate, use and create information
    • Transliteracy
    • Transliteracy Transliteracy is the ability to read, write and interact across a range of platforms, tools and media from signing and orality through handwriting, print, TV, radio and film, to digital social networks. transliteracy/
    • So what does it all mean?
    • Critical Literacy underpins the “evaluation” stage of research. Students need to be able to make choices of which source of information to use and then how to choose which pieces of information in that source is relevant to their needs Digital Literacy allows students to understand how to research in the digital environment Transliteracy allows students to move between platforms and environments to make sense and meaning from their learning
    • Research Cycle
    • Research CycleHOD’s of English, SocialSciences and Science togetherwith the librarian decided on theprocess to be used at Hargestin 2005Six step model: o Decide o Find o Use o Record o Present o Evaluate
    • Research Cycle How this looks at Hargest …….
    • How this looks at James Hargest College
    • Year 7 & 8 Year 7o Introduction to Quality Information Checklist Learning Intentions: Introducing a way of evaluating websites Year 8o Template IL Unit to fit any research topic(Being designed in 2012Learning Intentions: Lesson on how to use library catalogue to locate resources Introduction to recording information in Dot Jot note format Brainstorm using different types of resources including a reference section
    • Year 9 Orientation Programme - Term 1Learning Intentions: First visit - English class Tour of the library Matching the Dewey Numbers and Subjects game Read a picture book Second visit - Social Studies class Using the library catalogue Dewey Story game
    • Year 9 Social Studies: Encyclopaedia Quiz - Prior to a research topicLearning Intentions: Familiarise students with how information is arranged in Encyclopaedias Introduce students to the use of Guide Words at the top of each page How to find related articles Understanding what a cross reference means and what phonetic spelling is
    • Year 9 Science: Famous Scientists - Term 1Learning Intentions: Introduction to EPIC databases Specifically Encyclopaedia Britannica
    • Year 9 English: Top Secret Unit - 2nd half Term 1 - 1st half Term 2Learning Intentions: Understanding the research process Using print resources as research sources How to use Dot Jot notes effectively How to create a bibliography Collecting facts vs. answering questions
    • Making Dot Jot Notes
    • Year 10 Science: Hidden Killers - Term 1Learning Intentions:o Introduction to Health and Wellness Resource Centreo How to cite information from a database for a bibliography Social Studies: Colossal Kiwis: Giants in Innovation - 2nd half Term 2 - 1st half Term 3Learning Intentions:o Revise Dot Jot Notes and Bibliographieso Evaluating Websites Lesson using Livebinders and Google Surveyo Online search techniques using Googleo Introduction to Sweet Search
    • Years 11 - 13 English: Year 11 - 13 Connections and wide reading by genre - Term 1Learning Intentions:Resources for selecting suitable texts for EnglishStandards o EPIC databases - Books & Authors and Literature Resource Centre o SLANZA Wiki Reading Lists o Google
    • Years 11 - 13 History: Year 11 Assassination research standard - Term 1Learning Intentions: Consolidate IL instruction from Years 9 & 10o EPIC Databases - Global History in Context and Biography Resource Centreo Reminder of how to reference articles found using a database
    • Years 11 - 13 Physical Education: Year 12 Olympic Case Study - Term 3Learning Intentions: Revisit the selection of suitable reference material o EPIC Databases - Global History in Context, Masterfile Premier and Australia/NZ Reference Centre o Online search strategies Revisit citing online sources Year 13: Physical Activity or Trend Impacting NZ Society - Term 3Learning Intentions: Revisiting Referencing, Note-taking and effective online searching o EPIC Databases - Health and Wellness Resource Centre
    • Years 11 - 13 Media Studies: Year 12 Writing newspaper or magazine articlesLearning Intentions: Effective researching of individual topics o EPIC Databases - Masterfile Premier, ANZ Reference and Global Issues in Context o Index New Zealand for NZ-based topics
    • Tertiary Prep Unit Six tutorials run three times weekly during study periods - Term 3 (possibly offered to Y12’s later in Term 3) Learning Intentions: Preparing students for academic research and study o Study techniques o Effective online searching using Search Engines o Using Google Scholar o Note taking techniques o Advanced searching using Databases o Bibliographies o Reference Lists o In text citations o Using Web 2.0 tools for research o Academic libraries and how to use them
    • Information Literacy Units o Top Secret Unit at Y9 English o Astronomy Unit at Y9 Science o Colossal Kiwis Unit at Y10 Social Studies o Y8 Unit template being developed in 2012
    • Year 9 Unit Objective o Entirely print based o Element of choice by choosing a book on a person to research o Introduce research as a step by step process o Teach Dot Jot note taking technique
    • Year 10 Unit Objective Must use at least three different types of resources o One print, one website, one database article Introduce online search techniques o Google and Sweet Search Evaluating websites o Lesson plan via Livebinders – student survey using Google Docs o Q.U.I.C.K – Quality Information Checklist
    • Stand-alone Lessons Y11-13 Through subjects tied specifically to a new assignment to highlight particular skill or tool
    • Teaching Tools Livebinders Diigo Evernote Online Tools Livebinder Services to Schools website
    • Other Resources Collaborative Strategies from a librarian’s perspective Links to resources and lesson plans on Senga’s website
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