7-9 Research skills outreach program

60 minutes
Year level
Year: 7–9
First group $300 (up to 200 students); add $180 for each additional group on same day
Note: programs do not run on Mondays.

In this outreach program, we visit your school to help you inspire your students to become more critical of the information they consume online.

This new, specially designed middle-years program combines humour, surprise and practical strategies to motivate students to adopt more rigorous internet research practices.

Delivered by expert educators from State Library Victoria, this incursion is applicable to all subject areas and relevant to any student using digital technologies.

Student experience

Students will:

  • consider criteria for critically evaluating online sources
  • discover tips for effective internet research
  • explore the consequences of research approaches that lack rigour
  • understand the Library's role in documenting Victoria's history and providing access to robust information sources.

Skills development

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

  • acquire data from a range of sources and evaluate their authenticity, accuracy and timeliness (VCDTDI037) (VCHHC123)
  • analyse the significance of independence and individual responsibility in the completion of challenging tasks (VCPSCSE045).

Embark on a journey of discovery at the State Library

Held in the inspiring heritage setting of Australia's oldest public library, our school excursions offer students a uniquely immersive, enriching experience, encouraging return visits and life-long learning. The Library has provided free access to information and education since 1856, and we invite students to become part of history as they tour the breathtaking dome and view our historic collections. All tours and workshops are developed by experienced teachers, aligned to the Victorian Curriculum and facilitated by expert staff.

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