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Research Fundamentals 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)

Help your students become more successful researchers with this interactive session presented by State Library Victoria’s education team.

This targeted program explores relevant, practical strategies to motivate middle-year students to adopt more rigorous research practices.

This program is available onsite at State Library Victoria Tuesday-Friday during term time at 10.00am and 12.30pm, amaximum of two classes can be allocated to one booking time. Online workshops are available Tuesday-Friday during term time at 10.00am, 11.30am and 2.00pm.

Students will:

  • compare and evaluate online sources for credibility and relevance 
  • understand the importance of being a critical and creative thinker in today’s world
  • develop tips and tricks for effective internet searches
  • examine the consequences when research goes wrong.

This workshop is suitable for students in Years 7-10 or any secondary classes seeking an introduction to core research skills:

Bookings for Term 4 2022 

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Bookings for Term 1 2023

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

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

  • analyse and explain the effect of technological innovations on texts, particularly media texts (VCELY376
  • use comprehension strategies to interpret, analyse and synthesise ideas and information, critiquing ideas and issues from a variety of textual sources (VCELY378
  • investigate how visual and multimodal texts allude to or draw on other texts or images to enhance and layer meaning (VCELA402
  • use comprehension strategies to interpret and analyse texts, comparing and evaluating representations of an event, issue, situation or character in different texts (VCELY443

Please email [email protected] to find out more about this program.

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