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Focus on Inquiry - Part 2
In Inquiry Learning
dawnwoods2000
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Nov 22, 2020
I have read all of this with interest. As I am not directly teaching these skills to students, just making those new to school libraries aware of the different models to help, I really don't have the experience in practice to say what has worked for me and what doesn't. I did notice the emphasis on feelings mentioned in the Alberta model which I didn't remember from FOSIL, but Darryl Toerien knows it much better, so happy to take another look at that part. I'm not sure many librarians could present the Alberta model as a whole to their school for use now as it is from 2004 (mention of CD-Roms!) whereas FOSIL has been brought up to date. But I expect most librarians have adapted any model for use for their school and to be practical I think you would have to do so. I'm all for starting children in KS2 on the basics so it can be taught from a young age and where primary and secondary phases communicate that will work. Things that did resonate with me in the Alberta model were "Creative endeavour requires multiple versions" referring to editing your work, as I always have to throw something down on paper and go back and rewrite and rewrite. (Why I hated exams). Also "Teach audience appreciation to your class" I think is good advice as helping students critique their peers, helps them to do the same to their own work. I also thought the mention of transferable skills in the Alberta model a useful reminder to students as I know many librarians/teachers despair when they have taught a skill only to find the pupils don't use it when they do work for another subject. Some great observations in this discussion which will prompt a bit more research on my part
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Discussion for September 2020 - Closing the Reading Gap
In Books we've read
dawnwoods2000
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Sep 14, 2020
Sorry I’m so late to this. Don’t know where the time goes
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Discussion for September 2020 - Closing the Reading Gap
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Discussion for September 2020 - Closing the Reading Gap
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Book Choice for June - Identifying 'Fake News' Critical Literacy and the School Library by Cathal Coyle
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dawnwoods2000
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Jun 04, 2020
Could recommend to Donald Trump?
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Book Choice for March 2020
In Books we've read
dawnwoods2000
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Mar 15, 2020
Times not time’s!
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Book Choice for March 2020
In Books we've read
dawnwoods2000
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