Supporting extended writing projects

  • Supporting extended writing projects

A training course for teaching research and write up skills for EPQ and IB Extended Essay

About the Trainer
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Sarah Pavey

Sarah Paveyhas worked as a teacher librarian for many years, both in the independent and maintained sectors in the UK. She has published several professional books and is also a co-author of The Innovative School Librarian. Her new publication Playing Games in the School Library will be available in September 2021. Sarah has spoken at numerous teaching and library conferences and training events, most recently at the World Education Summit.

Sarah Paveyhas worked as a teacher librarian for many years, both in the independent and maintained sectors in the UK. She has published several professional books and is also a co-author of “The Innovative School Librarian”. Her new publication “Playing Games in the School Library” will be available in September 2021. Sarah has spoken at numerous teaching and library conferences and training events, most recently at the World Education Summit. Sarah holds a post 16 teaching certificate and is involved with the training of teachers and librarians on a regular basis in a variety of areas.

This course draws upon that experience looking at the ways in which librarians and teachers can guide students through the process of extended writing for project-based learning. Many students arrive in the 6th form with no experience of academic writing. The course will cover planning research, finding and evaluating resources, critical literacy and reading for information, and reflective writing.

Programme Overview:

 

Topic Supporting extended writing projects
Delivery Model
  • A two-day programme with a 120-minute live session each day.
  • A follow up activity will be set after the first session to be completed in participants’ own time for presentation and discussion in the second session
Cost
  • AED 630 per delegate including VAT
  • Booking Deadline: Wednesday 5th May 2021
  • Discount available for group bookings
Dates & Times *

 

 

Face to Face Online sessions 4 hours programme
Day 1: Tuesday 25th May at 1pm
  • 2 x 120-minute sessions.
Day 2: Wednesday 26th May at 1pm
  • Participant self-directed personal exercise time
Times are Dubai Time and calls last 2 hours.
Programme Details:

Many students arrive in the sixth form with little experience of how to research and write up an extended piece of work in academic style. This course looks at methods that can be used to teach students these skills and to show them where information to support their research might be found. The aspects covered will include planning research and initial exploration of ideas, finding and evaluating information, reading for information and critical literacy and academic write up style including referencing and copyright.

 

Live Sessions using ZOOM

Session 1:

Planning Research
  • How do we know if the topic is viable? How can we organise and structure our research? Models of Inquiry
Finding and Evaluating Information
  • What is a valid source of information? Where do we find sources of information? Free and subscription databases Writing requests for information Evaluating the information we find

Session 2:

Reading for Information and Critical Literacy
  • Feedback from the set activity on reading for information Techniques for reading for information What do we mean by critical literacy and how does it affect what sources we choose to use
Academic Writing Style
  • How do we prepare for write up – scaffolding Using citation, references and bibliographies Being aware of copyright and privacy rules

 

Who Should Attend?
  • Secondary librarians or teachers wanting to know more about teaching the research and write up process for extended writing especially for EPQ and IB Extended Essay. The course will also look at sources of information both free and subscription models

 

Intended Outcomes
  • Understanding how to guide students through the research and write up process for projectbased learning.
  • Becoming more aware of available inquiry models on which to scaffold learning.
  • Gaining knowledge of sources of information.
  • Knowing how to teach the importance of critical evaluation and techniques underpinning reading for information.
  • Being able to show students how to write reflectively in an accepted academic style.

 

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Testimonials

“Sarah Pavey is a walking encyclopaedia of information, inspiration and knowledge; any time spent in her company is time well spent. You come away feeling like you know more, can do more, and are inspired to do more. I can’t recommend her more highly.”

 

“Informative and inclusive of all key stages, Though provoking, excellent presentation.”

 

“Activities were fun and ALL the information was useful. Well presented – I learned lots!”

 

“I have been on several of Sarah’s courses and always come away with something I can use in my school. That is something that does not always happen following a course! ”

For more information please email us on info@infinitelearning.ae