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ERIC Number: ED518494
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 8
The Information Search Process (the ISP) and the Research Essay. How One School Library Supports Student Learning by Using the ISP as the Framework for the Extended Essay
Reynolds, Helen
International Association of School Librarianship, Paper presented at the School Library Association of Queensland and the International Association of School Librarianship Conference incorporating the International Forum on Research in School Librarianship (Brisbane, QLD, Australia, Sep 27-Oct 1, 2010)
Queensland Academy for Health Sciences (QAHS) is a senior secondary high school offering the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme (DP). As part of the Diploma, students are required to complete a referenced research essay of four thousand words. For most, this will be their first experience of such a challenging undertaking. Problematic are the varying levels of student information literacy expertise, especially in the area of research. The challenge is to provide students with the tools to enable them to complete the essay within the guidelines set down by the IB Organisation. Kuhlthau's ISP (Kuhlthau 2009) has been adapted to provide students with a research structure. (Contains 1 figure.)
International Association of School Librarianship. P.O. Box 83, Zillmere, Queensland 4034, Australia. Tel: +61-7-3216-5785; Fax: +61-7-3633-0570; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Grade 10; Grade 11; Grade 12; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: International Association of School Librarianship (IASL); School Library Association of Queensland Inc. (SLAQ)
Identifiers - Location: Australia