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24/01/2012                           What is the nature of                                the Gap?   Minding the Gap: The ...
24/01/2012  IL in school libraries                                           So how do we                                 ...
24/01/2012                                                You probably didnt learn                                        ...
24/01/2012      A Production Log                     A project report, evidence      (informal writing)                   ...
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24/01/2012   Consider some possibilities…  Topics of       What intrigues    Positives?   Negatives?   Rank 1-5  interest ...
24/01/2012           To avoid plagiarism                                                         How do you read for infor...
24/01/2012                                A simplified                                                                    ...
24/01/2012So I repeat my challenge                                          References         to you            •        ...
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A M Tarter "The epq as a transition opportunity"

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Anne-Marie Tarter's presentation on the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) as a transition opportunity delivered at the ARLG North East event Moving on up ... School/FE/HE transition held at Durham University Library January 2012.

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A M Tarter "The epq as a transition opportunity"

  1. 1. 24/01/2012 What is the nature of the Gap? Minding the Gap: The EPQ as a transition opportunity 1 2Some Facts about School Libraries Facts re staffing 3 4Facts re spending and hours Facts re ict 5 6 1
  2. 2. 24/01/2012 IL in school libraries So how do we bridge this gap? 7 8 Enter the EPQ *! By providing schools (and students) with *The Extended Project a reason to change! 9 10 Qualification We need YOUR helpto convince schools into the unknown... Why does the EPQ work? 11 12 2
  3. 3. 24/01/2012 You probably didnt learn how from reading a book ! Think back to how you learned to swim... 13 14We learn new skills best: And we need ongoing support while we When someone we trust guides and supports us practice, and practice and And doesnt just yell at us from the shore! practice.... 15 16 The End Product for AQA Bacc And along the way We need some fun! Take a look at the blog Adventues in library Instruction http://adlibinstruction.blogspot.com/ 17 18 3
  4. 4. 24/01/2012 A Production Log A project report, evidence (informal writing) and any artifact ( formal writing) 19 20 Self-Assessment A presentation to be delivered to a group 21 22My challenge to you The Basic Steps for EPQs 23 24 4
  5. 5. 24/01/2012 Critical Path Analysis for a GAP Year Activity Three Shop for Supplies How can we get there? basic Raise Money Buy Tickets PackWhere are we going? steps Idea Approval Book to Research & Plan AccommodationWhere are we now? planning Injections Training 25 26 Planning using Post-its in a Diary Choosing a topic (focus) for research or using an APP• MILESTONES– green (targets)• COMMITMENTS – orange• MAIN TASKS – pink• RISKS - yellow 27 28 http://www.ted.com/ http://www.noodletools.com/debbie/literacies/ information/5locate/adviceengine.html http://www.idebate.org/debatabase/topic_index.php And of course Read round...... THE LIBRARY ! no notes YET! 29 30 5
  6. 6. 24/01/2012 Consider some possibilities… Topics of What intrigues Positives? Negatives? Rank 1-5 interest to me? me LOCATE the best information to useLoertscher, Koechlin, Zwann, 2005 31 32 Move from making copies… How do we teach students to USE the new information that they find? 33 34 to creating connections…. But first a GAME! 35 36 6
  7. 7. 24/01/2012 To avoid plagiarism How do you read for information? Do you start taking notes Use the ideas of with the first paragraph you read? others as a STARTING PLACE… Try instead to think of reading as NOT AS THE HAVING A CONVERSATION FINISHING WITH THE AUTHOR LINE! 37 38 ‘Listen’ to the author – skim read the chapter or article Use post-its or highlight to mark things to return toA conversation takes two minds 39 40 Now its YOUR turn… Then you begin creating connections…. On post-its add in: • Questions • Links to similar ideas • Your own thoughts 41 42 7
  8. 8. 24/01/2012 A simplified Paper/database : split card system 4R Method Details of TOPIC RECORD RELATE REFLECT the sourceSource 1 Page 34 Topic: influences Where does Major ideas / where Connect new info Add in your own this fit into it fits into your to what you ideas, questions, your structure already know etc At the top put where you found the information , and where it fits into your research topics structure?Picasso born Sp, worked mainly Fr. In the middle put the information you found Smith, John, Influences Guernica not what P had By this time P living in This painting shows a Picasso’s early in mind when agrees to Fr change in direction for P years, New York, paint for Sp Pavilion of------------------------------------------------------------------------- Phaidon, 2000, 1937 Worlds Fair. Changed his idea after No previous work political who commissioned it & why?Below the line, add in your thoughts. p.35 bombing of city Most well known P work Most well known for aWhy did he leave Spain? Influences of Spain in his art? political ptg, yet most of his work not politicalImages of bulls for example? 43 Based on a model by Loertsher, Koechlin,and Zwann, 2005 44 Constant need for Online Tools to Help SELF-REFLECTION (EVALUATION) Store your notes in the Cloud Collect screen shots and Add notes to them Keep your online life With you where ever you are Keep track of updates to websites 45 46 Librarian is a service occupation. Gas station attendant of the mind. — In The Gold Bug Variations p.35, 1991. Richard Powers The Most Important Point 47 48 8
  9. 9. 24/01/2012So I repeat my challenge References to you • • Cambridge International Level 3 Pre-U Certificate in GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES AND INDEPENDENT RESEARCH For examination in 2010, 2011 and 2012. Cambridge: University of Cambridge International Examinations. 2009. Casey, Ashley . Action research Presentation, 2011, Loughborough University. Permission to use image on slide • Effective delivery of AQA’s Project Qualifications. Available: http://www.aqa.org.uk/qualifications/projects/delivery- of-projects.php. Last accessed 1 February 2011. • Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) Level 3. Manchester: Assessment and Qualifications Alliance (AQA), 2009. • Fonrichiaro, Kristine. Information Literacy in the Wild. University of Michigan, School of Information, 2011. Available for free download at http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/115254 • Information Skills in Higher Education: a Sconal Position Paper. Available: http://www.sconul.ac.uk/groups/information_literacy/papers/Seven_pillars.html.(2007). Last accessed 1 February 2011. • Loertscher, Koechlin, and Zwann. Ban those bird units: 15 models for teaching and learning in information rich and technology rich environments, Salt Lake, Hi Willow Press, 2005. • MacLeod, Donald. (2006). School leavers lack basic skills, say universities. Available: http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/2006/feb/09/highereducation.uk1. Last accessed 1 February 2011. • Photo- Creative Commons search term ‘listening’: photo listening.jpgblog.mandki.com on slide 39 • Photo Credit: from Creative Commons, search term ‘Talking People’, photo by by My Blue Vanon slide 41 • Photo images from Stock.xchng.VI used on slides 1,21,22,24,25,27,30,32,33,34,35,36,38,48. • Photo images from istockphoto.com used on slides 9,10,11,18,19,20,23,28,37,39,42,46,49 • Photo on slide 13 from personal collection. • Streatfield-Shaper,Rae-Scott. School Libraries in the UK. CILIP, 2010 49 50 9

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