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Primary Research Skills Workshop

1.5 hours, 1 hour
Year level
$210 for 1.5 hours (onsite), $130 for 1 hour (online)
25 students (onsite), 90 students (online)

This specially designed workshop builds on core literacy skills to explore important concepts of online research and critical literacy.

Students will begin to understand that not everything they read and see online is true, and that it can be tricky to distinguish between credible and unreliable information.

This program is available onsite at State Library Victoria Tuesday-Thursday during term time at 10.00am and 12.30pm, a maximum of two classes can be allocated to one booking time. Online workshops are available Tuesday-Thursday during term time at 10.00am, 12.30pm and 2.00pm.

Students will:

  • understand why it's important to be a critical and creative thinker in today's world
  • apply core literacy skills in order to think critically about information
  • compare characteristics of reliable and unreliable websites.

Bookings for 2023

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As part of your program, when you book an onsite visit you can participate in a guided tour of Library services and our heritage spaces.

All of our education programs complement the Victorian Curriculum and include hardcopy or online resources to support and extend student learning.

This program links to the Victorian Curriculum and helps students to:  

  • Use comprehension strategies to interpret and analyse information and ideas, comparing content from a variety of textual sources including media and digital texts (VCELY347
  • Identify the point of view in a text and suggest alternative points of view (VCELY255
  • Explore distinctions when organising and sorting information and ideas from a range of sources (VCCCTR017
  • Explore what a criterion is, different kinds of criteria, and how to select appropriate criteria for the purposes of filtering information and ideas (VCCCTR028

This program is best-suited to students in Yr 3-6, but can be adapted for Yr F-2 higher ability students. 

To find out more about visiting the Library, bus parking and COVID-19 guidelines, see Plan a school visit.

Please note: low-ICSEA primary schools participating in the Library’s programs, 'Create your own book' and 'Primary research', are eligible to have program and bus costs reimbursed. For more information please email [email protected] 

This program has been generously supported by the William Angliss Charitable Fund.