Teaching Research Skills to Primary and Junior School Students

  • Teaching Research Skills to Primary and Junior School Students

Understanding good practice for project-based learning

About the Trainer
photo

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 project based learning
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: Monday 7th June at 1pm to 3pm
  • 2 x 120-minute sessions.
Day 2: Tuesday 8th June at 1pm to 3pm
  • Participant self-directed personal exercise time
Times are Dubai Time and calls last 2 hours.  *  (UK times are 10am to 12pm)
Programme Details:

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

 

Who Should Attend?
  • Primary or Junior school librarians or teachers wanting to know more about teaching the research and write up process to younger students for projectbased learning.

 

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.

 

Download Course Flyer  Book Now

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