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Focussing ability and capacity alison nolan june 8th 2010

  1. 1. Focussing Ability and Capacity in a Learning and Teaching Environment: Library Tube at Woodfarm Alison Nolan School Librarian Woodfarm High School
  2. 2. Professional Background <ul><li>Qualified as a librarian in 1995 </li></ul><ul><li>Allen Library /local history library in Dublin </li></ul><ul><li>The library in The National Gallery of Ireland </li></ul><ul><li>National College of Ireland </li></ul><ul><li>School Libraries Scotland since 2008 </li></ul>
  3. 3. CfE – The perfect marketing tool! Raising Standards. Improving Knowledge Developing Skills <ul><li> SCHOOL LIBRARIES </li></ul><ul><li>Equip pupils with key strategies to be information literate. </li></ul><ul><li>Support for a consistent cross-curricular inter-departmental approach to skills and the curriculum </li></ul>
  4. 4. Woodfarms Approach CfE Raising Standards. Improving Knowledge Developing Skills Information Literacy Policy Information Literacy Programme Skills ( Transferable/Transitional ) Action Plan
  5. 5. An Idea is Born… Library
  6. 6. Woodfarm TV and Library Tube <ul><li>Top literacy issues are the impact of new technologies and family literacy “how we can make literacy fun and exciting in an age of assessment and accountability’ (The National Literacy Trust 2010) </li></ul><ul><li>Information Literacy is defined as ‘Knowing when and why you need information, where to find it, and how to evaluate, use and communicate it in an ethical manner’ (CILIP 2004) </li></ul><ul><li>Library Tube. Creating instructional vignettes created by pupils for pupils </li></ul>
  7. 7. What is PD? <ul><li>LTS say…. “These courses aim to develop young peoples potential as employable, contributing citizens through the development of life skills related to task management, social interaction and self evaluation.” </li></ul>
  8. 8. Qualification <ul><li>Social Subjects deliver NQ Personal development (S3/S4) </li></ul><ul><li>Access 2 – Int 2 </li></ul><ul><li>Potential for Progression to Higher </li></ul><ul><li>Internally Assessed through NABS </li></ul><ul><li>4 Units </li></ul>
  9. 9. PD and Library Project Develops… <ul><li>Extreme CfE </li></ul><ul><li>Pupils </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Self confidence </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Group working abilities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Self evaluation skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Learn to target set </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Learn to succeed </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Help prepare for transition from school to FE/Workplace. </li></ul>
  10. 12. <ul><li>Mark (S4): “I really enjoyed making the video and it was an experience I won’t forget. It was a difficult challenge but that was a good thing because it forced me to be really organised. It was hard work but well worth it.” </li></ul><ul><li>Bryan (S4): “I’m really pleased and proud that the finished video looks so good. It’s a nice feeling to know I’ve passed my NAB and made something so useful for other pupils in the school at the same time.” </li></ul>
  11. 14. Pic of Library Tube web page <ul><li>Pic of screen shot </li></ul>
  12. 15. A Matter of Language <ul><li>Focussing Ability and Capacity – evaluating experiences and outcomes? </li></ul><ul><li>YES we Can! </li></ul><ul><li>“ Library tube” – re-engages 14-16 year olds through and ethos of autonomy and involvement in library focussed activities, producing videos for other learners to use </li></ul>
  13. 16. Knowing our Partners/ Stakeholders 3 rd Level/ Careers Scotland Cluster Primaries/ Learning Community Community Libraries School Library Service School School Library Library Tube
  14. 17. ER Librarians Wiki
  15. 18. Carnegie Awards ER Style 2009
  16. 19. Pupils and staff from all the schools were put into teams and quizzed on each book
  17. 20. Literacy Circles using a Wiki <ul><li>St Ninians High School S2 Class – 10-12 week project </li></ul><ul><li>The premise of the project was that pupils would read historical fiction, the class was split into 5 groups and each group given a different time period and different books. Pupils were introduced to the wiki and given a set of instructions on what was to be expected from them from both the literacy and wiki aspects. </li></ul><ul><li>Contact: </li></ul>
  18. 21. CfE – An Opportunity <ul><li>Remain Information Literacy Champions </li></ul><ul><li>Keep Student Centred Approach </li></ul><ul><li>Increase Accessibility/ facilitate Ownership </li></ul><ul><li>Rally Technical and Intellectual Support </li></ul><ul><li>Update “Resource Centre” </li></ul>Innovate, adapt and evolve! “ Amidst all the innovation, be practical” Schreiber and Shannon (2001)
  19. 22. WE ARE AT THE CORE Our next step skills/ assessment
  20. 23. Thank You For Listening Contact Details: Alison Nolan: [email_address] Phone: 0141 577 2636