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Research Process 3 Feb 09


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The third in a series of presentations on the Information Search Process, PLUS

The third in a series of presentations on the Information Search Process, PLUS

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  • 1. Third session Nerine Chalmers BA, Grad CE, M of Ed. (TL)
  • 2. Third Session (18 March): Research on the WWW. Pre-selected sites. Delicious links/pathfinders/webquests Searching the net. How can we help students search – which search engines to use. Key words/Advanced search Acknowledging sources- Bibliography requirements per Grade Level.
  • 3. PLUS Preparation/Planning Location Use Self-evaluation
  • 4. PLUS (Incorporating the Topsy Factor) Preparation/Planning (The importance of meaningful questioning; the inquiry itself) Location and Use (Information Literacy; the role of technology; the 21st century learner) Self-evaluation (Where the inquiry will lead – Action; further questioning)
  • 5. P - Preparation/Planning Brainstorming - What exactly is my inquiry about? What do I already know? Background knowledge is vital. What do I need to find out? Note: The more I know, the better my questions will be What questions should I ask in order to complete my inquiry? What are my key words? How shall I plan my work? Concept map? Spidergram? Graphic organiser?
  • 6. L – Location Use my key words and questions to search for the information I need. Where will I find it? Print resources, pre-selected web sites, search engines, on-line resources, reference books, non- fiction books, multimedia resources, experts in the field. Selection skills – what to look for, and how to evaluate it. Relevancy, currency, accuracy, reliability. Searching skills Keeping a resource list; bibliography.
  • 7. U – USE How will I use the information I have found? Make notes? Draw a diagram? Draw a concept map? Skills: Reading skills, skimming and scanning, Interactive skills – do I understand what I am reading, how can I relate this to what I know already? Recording skills Synthesizing skills Writing or presentational skills Creativity, collaboration, communication Constructing knowledge
  • 8. S – SELF EVALUATION Have I found the answers to my questions? Were my questions searching ones? Did I have useful key words? Have I kept a record of the sources I used? Am I happy with the way my work was presented? What action will follow from this work? What new questions have I come up with? How helpful was the PLUS search process?
  • 9. Through the PLUS search process, we will enable students to follow a 21st century learning path - QUESTIONING, CREATING, COLLABORATING, CONSTRUCTING, ACTION, QUESTIONING,
  • 10. Literacies for the Information Generation Technological Literacy Inquiry and Problem Basic Critical Literacy Solving Literacy Ethics and Social Creativity and Responsibility representation
  • 11. Five kinds of learning in the inquiry process Kinds 0f learning Types of intervention Curriculum content For fact finding, interpreting and synthesisng Information For locating, evaluating, and Literacy using information Learning how to For initiating, exploring, learn focusing, collecting and presenting Literacy competency For improved reading, writing, speaking and listening Social Skills For interacting, cooperating
  • 12. PLUS in the Primary School Simple Language Teacher reference Student support and scaffolding Literacy framework at each grade level Who is going to facilitate the process? In which lessons?
  • 13. Resources for PLUS on the Library Wikis Primary Library Senior Library