Teaching Research Skills to Primary and Junior School Students

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Teaching Research Skills to Primary and Junior School Students

Programme Overview

Understanding good practice for project-based learning
Delivery Model Online Face to Face session
What is Included
  • Certificate of attendance.
  • Course material (if applicable).
  • AED 600 per delegate plus 5% VAT
  • Discounts available for 3 or more delegates from the same school
Deadline booking date
Wednesday 21st September
Training dates
Monday 3rd October 2022 & Tuesday 4th October 2022

1:00pm to 3:00pm UAE time
Programme breakdown
  • Two 2-hour online, live facilitated sessions.
  • Participant self-directed personal exercise time.
  • Opportunity to ask questions and meet other delegates via ZOOM.
Platform ZOOM

Target audience

PRIMARY or JUNIOR school librarians or teachers wanting to know more about teaching the research and write up process to younger students for project-based learning.

Aims of the course

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.

Intended outcomes

  • Understanding how to guide students through the research and write up process for project-based learning.
  • Becoming more aware of available inquiry models on which to scaffold learning.
  • Gaining knowledge of sources of information and how it can be collected.
  • Knowing how to teach evaluation of the information found.
  • Synthesising projects using multiple sources of information including visual material.

Sarah Pavey

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Sarah Pavey has 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” was published 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.

Learning to work with information is a fundamental skill today. However, to expect younger students just to find what they need on the internet does not give them a full and enriching research experience. Neither does it equip them with the research competencies they will need for the future. This course will cover the basics of good research practice and how we can teach these skills to primary and junior students.


Live Sessions using ZOOM


Session 1:


Developing Good Practice and Research Vocabulary

  • What models can we follow for research by younger students.
  • How to help students develop their research questions.
  • How to encourage students to expand their vocabulary and then select keywords to ensure they find appropriate information.


Understanding Information Sources

  • What are the different types of information (primary, secondary, tertiary etc).
  • How do we know what makes a valid source of information?
  • Where can we find sources of information?



Session 2:


Evaluation of Information

  • Feedback from the set activity on evaluation of information.
  • What models and exercises can we follow for learning to evaluate information?
  • How do we demonstrate how to choose what information to use in project work?


Synthesis of Information

  • Showing students how to synthesise text using information from multiple sources, using their own voice.
  • How do we record the information we have used and why is this important?
  • When and how to use visual information in a project.
Sarah Pavey
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