DEC Scan Journal : Volume 34 Issue 4
2015 Volume 34, Issue 4 26 Contents Editorial Reflections Teaching & learning Research Curriculum support Share this Resource reviews The graph (Figure 15) is an example of analysis of data from Question 1 of the SLIM toolkit. It shows students’ growth from facts, through explanations to conclusions in the course of their inquiry, as an indication of the growth of knowledge. Figure 15 Analysis of facts, explanations and conclusions The graph (Figure 16) is an example of analysis of data gathered from Question 2 of the SLIM toolkit, showing students’ level of interest through their inquiry. Figure 16 Q2 How interested are you in your topic? The graph (Figure 17) is an example of analysis of data gathered from Question 5 of the SLIM toolkit, showing students’ difficulties in their inquiries. Figure 17 Q5 What do you generally find difficult to do? Conclusion It is a time of great promise for teacher librarians. Kuhlthau and Maniotes suggest that now is the time to make the shift from traditional research assignments to Guided Inquiry learning (2014). The context is right. The combination of General Capabilities combined with the explicit emphasis of the Australian Curriculum on inquiry skills enable an information literacy model’s use in inquiry learning in every school. Add to that the driving force of technology, which can meet every stage of the inquiry community’s needs, and now is indeed the moment for inquiry learning. References and further reading Abilock, D 2004, Building blocks of research: overview of design, process and outcomes, NoodleTools, accessed 15 September 2015. Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership 2012, 21C Education, ATSIL, accessed 15 October 2015. Australian School Library Association 2014, Evidence guide for teacher librarians in the highly accomplished career stage, Canberra, ACT: Australian School Library Association, accessed 12 September 2015. Australian School Library Association 2015, Evidence guide for teacher librarians in the proficient career stage, Canberra, ACT: Australian School Library Association, accessed 12 September 2015.
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