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Tertiary prep unit


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Presentation to LILAC 2012 conference, Glasgow, 12th April on Tertiary Prep Unit - a series of tutorials for senior secondary school students designed to bridge transition between secondary and further education. Designed for and delivered to students at James Hargest College in Invercargill, New Zealand.

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Tertiary prep unit

  1. 1. Tertiary Prep Unit Tertiary Prep Unit Senga White James Hargest CollegeLILAC Conference, Glasgow 12 April 2012
  2. 2. Information Literacy @ JHC Year 7 – 13 programme designed to build on IL skills of studentsprogressively through each year level
  3. 3. Why?o Bridging the gap between secondary and tertiary educationo Offering extension for motivated senior studentso Increasing the profile of the library within the schoolo Closest University almost 3 hours away
  4. 4. MISSION STATEMENT James Hargest College fosters all round development and the pursuit of excellence in astimulating and supportive environment so that our students are equipped to create the best possible future for themselves and their world.
  5. 5. Extract from James Hargest College Vision:To fulfil the vision of the New Zealand Curriculum by the development ofconfident, connected, actively involved lifelong learners in a way that reflectsthe expectations and needs of the Hargest community. Our strongachievement focus is of prime importance, with sights set firmly on the pursuitof excellence and best performance by all.
  6. 6. So far ……..Overall IL Programme at JHCTertiary Prep Unit – work began in 2010Trialled with Year 13 studentsTertiary Prep Website
  7. 7. Barriers: Time …. Time …. Time …. And Timing
  8. 8. Session 1: What’s it all about!!?o Why are we here?o The Information Societyo What does researching online mean?
  9. 9. Session 2: Search Engines & Databaseso Using Googleo Google vs. Sweet Searcho EPIC Databases – Advanced searching
  10. 10. Session 3: Note-taking & Study Skills  Cornell Note Taking Method  Mind Mapping  P.A.S.S Study Groups  Studying for Exams
  11. 11. Session 4: Bibliographies & Reference Lists  Why?  How to create  Using them  In-text citation  Online options
  12. 12. Session 5: Academic Libraries What’s different? …….. And what’s the same? How to use one Things to remember
  13. 13. Session 6: Field Trip Visit to the Southland Campus of the University of Otago Education Campus Library How to use a tertiary library catalogue /
  14. 14. 2012Year 12 study periodTwo options for Year 13 students
  15. 15. Next Steps:  Make programme sustainable  Develop online resources  Create IL mentors  Evaluate programme  Survey students beyond Hargest
  16. 16. Contact @motherofwinterWordpress: /