Library, information and research skills schemes of work

The importance of information literacy and research skills in education is gaining recognition across schools, colleges and universities, and self-directed learning is becoming an essential skill for students and job-seekers.

The Schools Library Service is working with primary, secondary, FE and HE institutions to provide library and computer-based information skills sessions that support the wider curriculum.

Primary School Information Skills Scheme of Work

The Primary School Information Skills Framework is a document being continualy revised by our librarians. It builds on core library skills to:

  • Improve pupil research skills
  • Enable pupils to evaluate information they find on the internet and in books
  • Improve pupils’ overall reading skills
  • Enable pupils to better select their own reading books
  • Encourage the use of the school library within the teaching of the wider curriculum
  • Provide skills for pupils to take forward to secondary education

Includes modules on evaluating online information, websites and shared content.

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Secondary school and Post 16

The use of internet resources (subscription based, free, or public domain) has become an integral part of students’ work.

We can provide in-school workshops for both students and teachers.
Aims include:

  • Enable students to evaluate and become discerning consumers of the vast range of information available via the internet
  • Enable students and teachers to identify deliberate misinformation online
  • Improve student and teacher awareness of the range of information sources available
  • Enable students to get the most from the subscription services bought by their school or college
  • Enable students to use these skills across the wider curriculum and to improve coursework research
  • Refresh students’ awareness of library collections (public and educational)
  • Raise awareness of issues of plagiarism and to introduce eCopyright issues

In addition, we have worked with schools to deliver workshops and lectures supporting current anti-radicalisation agendas.

Call us on 020 7364 6428 or use our contact form to get in touch about this service


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