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Developing Research and Study Skills in the School Library

An essential guide to improving information skills and developing the library as a hub of learning

Inhouse Training Course In-house

This course is only available to be delivered in your school. To find out how we can tailor this course to fit your needs, call our in-house team on 020 8253 8241 to receive a free, no-obligation quote.

Alternatively to search through our open courses visit our find a course page.


Suitable for: Library staff or other staff who wish to use the school library to facilitate research and study skills.

Phases suitable for:

  • Secondary

Course Reference: 7887WW

A sound grounding in practical research and study skills at Key Stage 3 stands students in good stead for the rest of their school career. Whilst these skills can be taught in the classroom, a cross curricular approach with the library as the hub of learning is a proven method. This course provides librarians, teachers and teaching assistants with the skills and knowledge they need to develop a programme of research and study skills centred around the school library.

  • Develop strategies for establishing the library/LRC as the focal point of learning in your school or college
  • Discover different methods of encouraging library staff and teachers to work closely together to develop meaningful research tasks and to get students more involved
  • Teach a range of study skills to suit individual learners
  • Explore strategies for dealing with disruptive or disengaged students in the library
  • Effectively deal with disengaged or disruptive students

Sessions

Raising The Profile Of Your Library As A Hub Of Learning
  • Understanding the importance of the central role of the library
  • Critically analysing your current provision – self-evaluation tools, collecting robust evidence; moving forward
  • Identifying who else can help you to establish a positive culture of research and study in the library
Making Your Library ‘Fit For Purpose’
  • What deters students from using your library for research and study?
  • Suggestions for identifying priorities for improvement planning
  • Getting students involved – encouraging ownership
Working Together To Produce Meaningful Tasks
  • How co-operation between library staff and teachers can make a real impact on the quality of research and study skills
  • Practical ideas for achieving a more co-ordinated approach to raising standards by improving information skills
  • Approaches to teaching a range of research and study skills
Catering For The Needs Of Different Learners
  • Identifying different learning styles and how this impacts on provision of resources in the library
  • How do differentiation techniques apply to library-based work?
  • Ideas for dealing with disruptive or disengaged students
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