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Primary Research Skills Workshop (Onsite)

1.5 hours
Year level
25 students

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. As part of your program, students will participate in a guided tour of the Library's services and heritage spaces.

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.

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.

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. 

More information

For more information about the program, please email [email protected] or call 03 8664 7478.

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

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. 

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


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