ERIC Number: ED441481
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Aug
Teaching the Research Process--For Discovery and Personal Growth.
This paper explores the effective implementation of process-based models of library instruction through analysis of a Canadian process model, Alberta's Focus on Research model. The following stages and related skills of the Focus on Research model are summarized: (1) planning (establish topic, identify information sources, identify audience and presentation format, establish evaluation criteria, and review process); (2) information retrieval (locate resources, collect resources, and review process); (3) information processing (choose relevant information, evaluate information, organize and record information, make connections and inferences, create product, revise and edit, and review process); (4) information sharing (present findings, demonstrate appropriate audience behavior, and review process); and (5) evaluation (evaluate product, evaluate research procedures and skills, and review process). Overall themes in teaching the research process are discussed, including: developing emotional literacy; investing time in exploration; supporting students during their work; the teaching role of the librarian; and understanding the process approach. (Contains 25 references.) (MES)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Information Skills, Library Instruction, Research Skills, School Libraries, Teaching Models
For full text: http://www.ifla.org/IV/ifla65/papers/078-119e.htm.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada