If the workforce is to be future proofed education systems in the UK must be designed to equip everyone with strong literacy and numeracy skills, information literacy and a mind set that is flexible, creative and adaptive. – Science and Technology Committee, (HC 270) (2016-17)
One of the many roles of a school librarian is to teach Information Literacy, but knowing what this means and taking it out of the library and embedding it in the curriculum are two very different things. It can often be a struggle to get Senior Leaders or teachers to understand what this is and why this is important. This course will help you to recognise and understand the important links between inquiry as an approach to learning and information literacy. Give you the vocabulary that will support your conversations with teachers and provide you with practical ideas to create lessons that your teachers will love.
This course will -
* Unpack information literacy and its links to the curriculum
* Help you to understand the place and role of information literacy with inquiry
* Give you ideas on how to engage teachers using your school library resources and digital tools
* Help you be prepared to talk about inquiry as an approach to learning
* Give you an awareness of how FOSIL (Framework of Skills for Inquiry Learning) can be used to plan lessons across the curriculum
Elizabeth Hutchinson, is an independent trainer and adviser specialising in all aspects of school libraries having worked around school libraries all her professional life. She also runs an online forum to provide CPD for school library staff. Elizabeth is an international speaker, vice-Chair of the #GreatSchoolLibraries campaign, a committee member for the CILIP SLG, renowned blogger and a regular columnist in the CILIP ‘Information Professional’. As a finalist and runner up in the LILAC Information Literacy Award Elizabeth believes in the importance of school librarians and good school libraries, demonstrating how they can impact student learning and enhance teaching.