Teaching Research Skills to Primary and Junior School Students
- Created By Sarah Pavey
- Last Updated June 19th, 2023
NOTE: For our e-learning training you will require a connection with camera and microphone ability. When training, cameras are expected to be on, and when asked to respond via the chat, comments to be added. This is to show engagement and attendance. If there is no camera or engagement certification cannot be issued.
Understanding good practice for project-based learning
|Delivery Model||Online Face to Face session|
|What is Included||
Deadline booking date
Wednesday 4th October
Monday 30th & Tuesday 31st October 2023
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.
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. A highly practical course drawing on many ideas from Sarah’s bestselling book Playing Games in the School Library.
- 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.
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
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?
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.