Creative Net - Authors and Illustrators FRIDAY, 30 May 2014 A professional development seminar designed to inform and inspire primary and secondary school teachers and librarians, municipal librarians, literacy support professionals and those interested in promoting literacy. Venue: City of Greater Dandenong Civic Centre and Library, 225 Lonsdale Street, Dandenong, Victoria OPTIONAL – You will be invited as our guest to join us for Dinner and Presentation of the Young Australian Art & Writers Awards where your table will be hosted by a leading children’s author/illustrator. Features of the day include: HandoutsSpecialist bookstallParticipation in lively discussion and debateAll catering providedLucky door prizesNetworking opportunities with like-minded colleaguesGreat ideas to implement at your workplaceLatest news and availability for author visitsPD certificate of attendanceDelegates will receive a 10% discount voucher valid for all of 2014 from INT BOOKS. Kevin Burgemeestre – MC Versatility is Kevin’s byword. Dr Gary Crew
Down the library path Bernadette Bennett, Kerry Gittens, and Lynette Barker When you are working with like-minded people sometimes the planets align and between you clarity can be achieved. The Hunter region has always had a strong professional body of Teacher Librarians (TL), gathering in small groups by region, education sector, and at the annual MANTLE conference. In 2006, the Hunter's TLs at the local Diocesan schools formed a group to create a Diocesan Information Skills strategy and accompanying programming guide that would provide consistency across the Diocese. The NSW Department of Education and Training's Information Skills Process (ISP) was used as the basis for creating the guide. As time progressed, changes occurred that started a few of us thinking about the model: There was increasing discussion about Guided Inquiry and Inquiry models, with a focus on Inquiry in the incoming National Curriculum. Connect and Wonder What do I already know? Discover and Learn Where can I find this information? 1. 2.
O. Exercises & Handouts - Teach Information Literacy & Critical Thinking! Additional Useful Sites Active Learning Strategies, Western Washington University. Links to many useful sites, arranged in categories: Active Lectures, Case-Based Teaching, Motivation and Engaging Learners, and Problem-Based Learning. CORA: Community of Online Research Assignments. 2015. Creative Techniques2011. MERLOT II: Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching. 2016. The Inquiry Page Based on John Dewey's philosophy that education begins with the curiosity of the learner, we use a spiral path of inquiry: asking questions, investigating solutions, creating new knowledge as we gather information, discussing our discoveries and experiences, and reflecting on our new-found knowledge. Each step in this process naturally leads to the next: inspiring new questions, investigations, and opportunities for authentic "teachable moments."
Herring and Tarter ( University Library: Digital Collections Digital Collections Listing by Name The Library's Digital Collections, available via a browser, are listed below. Internet Explorer is the preferred browser for accessing these collections. Click on a collection to find out more about what it has to offer. Note: Collections highlighted with an * can be searched using the "Search Selected Collections" box above. Access to some collections is restricted to on-campus use only. AdHoc, a Yale Divinity School faculty-library initiative, is web-searchable database that contains electronic images and texts related to the history of Christianity. AMEEL (Arabic and Middle Eastern Electronic Library) is a Web-based portal for the study of the Middle East, including its history, culture, development, and contemporary face, and within this portal, will integrate existing scholarly digital content to make such material easier to find and use efficiently and freely. The Ross Archive of African Images is a comprehensive database of over 7,000 images.
RDA new cataloguing rules Why new rules, and what has it got to do with me? Resource Description and Access (RDA) is the cataloguing standard being introduced to replace Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules, second edition (AACR2). National Library of Australia has announced that it will implement RDA in early 2013 (Australian Committee on Cataloguing n.d.). Cataloguing standards Catalogues have been a core part of a library’s activity for centuries, assisting individuals to locate information to suit their needs. AACR2 is the current standard for creating bibliographic descriptions and added entries. Need for change Along came computers, keyword searching and innovative and interactive ways to display search. Putting the user first RDA has been developed with a clear focus on helping users find, identify, select and obtain the information required. Records will become more understandable to the user, through a simplification of the rules in RDA. no more Latin abbreviation like et al. What now? References Renate Beilharz
UNESCO launch Five Laws of Media and Information Literacy UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation) have launched their Five Laws of Media and Information Literacy. Their strategy aims to being together the fields of information literacy and media literacy into a combined set of knowledge, skills and attitudes required for living and working in the 21st century. Media and Information Literacy recognizes the primary role of information and media in our everyday lives. It lies at the core of freedom of expression and information – since it empowers citizens to understand the functions of media and other information providers, to critically evaluate their content, and to make informed decisions as users and producer of information and media content. Visit UNESCO’s website for more details, including translations of the Five Laws graph in French, Spanish, Chinese and Portuguese.
Inquiry Learning In some ways trying to answer this question is like trying to answer the question "How long is a piece of string?" However it is a very important question for any school implementing Inquiry Learning as a school-wide approach to consider. Different people will have different ideas, and different 'experts' will all push their own theories and ideas. It would be foolish to think that I would be any different, so the following material comes with an 'Opinion Warning'. The ideas expressed here have been formed over seven years of working with schools as they implement Inquiry Learning. I believe there are a number of aspects that are essential to be considered as you form your own answer to this question. Goals: What is you purpose or goal for implementing Inquiry Learning as a classroom approach? The two most common reasons I hear for implementing Inquiry Learning are "As a means of curriculum integration" and "Developing independent learning skills in students". Curriculum Integration:
Untitled Document The PLUS model This model of the information skills process is called the PLUS model and seeks to incorporate the key elements of previous models while adding emphasis on thinking skills and self evaluation. PLUS incorporates the elements of Purpose, Location, Use and Self-evaluation. As can be seen from the above diagram, the PLUS model is not necessarily a linear model although some students may progress from Purpose to Self-Evaluation without a problem. The range of skills included in the PLUS model include : Purpose • cognitive skills in identifying existing knowledge • thinking skills such as brainstorming or concept • skills in formulating questions • skills in identifying information resources Location • locational skills such as the ability to find information in library catalogues, books, journals, CD-ROMs and online information resources • selection skills in assessing the relevance of information resources • IT skills in using electronic sources such as the Internet Use Self-evaluation