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Research guide: Stage 2. Investigating Further

Your guide to the research process and use of digital tools to use and create information effectively and ethically.

Investigating further

At this stage you can

Browse the school library collection and search online catalogues for relevant sources and create a preliminary checklist of material consulted.

 

Share social bookmarks.

 

Use both simple and advanced search strategies in a variety of search engines and directories to find relevant information.

 

Deconstruct elements of graphic information eg. graphs, charts, diagrams, infographics.

 

Ensure a vast array of primary and secondary sources are explored eg. people, print, visual.

 

Conference with learning partners concerning progress in the inquiry.

 

Inquiry process stage 2 Investigating: outcomes (for teachers)

Designing the plan, selecting Information,formulating the focus

Knowledge and Understanding: The student:

• uses a variety of strategies to design a plan for, and determine the form of, the presentation

• uses a variety of strategies to select relevant information

• uses conferencing (physical and virtual) to discuss the topic with learning community

Thinking: The student:

• uses a variety of strategies to design a plan for, and determine the

form of  the presentation

• uses a variety of strategies to select relevant information

• uses conferencing (physical and virtual) to discuss the topic with learning community

Communication: The student:

• expresses thoughts and feelings about the inquiry process

• describes plan for inquiry, using a variety of forms

• explains personal focus formulated for inquiry, using a variety of forms

Application: The student:

• transfers current knowledge and skills to modify plan of the inquiry

• applies knowledge of how information is organized to help locate and select information

• makes connections between the current focus of inquiry and previous foci

Together for Learning: School Libraries and the Emergence of the Learning Commons.

Together for learning: school libraries and the emergence of the learning commons. A vision for the 21st century 2010, Ontario School Library Association, Pdf, accessed  27 July 2015, <https://www.accessola.org/web/Documents/OLA/Divisions/OSLA/TogetherforLearning.pdf>.