VCE research essentials workshop

Duration
120 minutes
Year level
Year: 10–VCE
Cost
$170 per group (up to 25 students)
Capacity
50 students

Program changes in 2018

In 2018, the VCE research essentials workshop will run in terms 1 and 2, with a capacity of 50 students (two groups) at a time. This is due to our exciting Vision 2020 redevelopment project.

This powerful program introduces students to practical research skills, tools and resources vital for VCE and beyond.

The State Library has an enormous variety of research material, most of which can't be found with a simple internet search. In this workshop, students will learn how to use the Library's online catalogue, explore our extensive range of free databases and discover subject-specific resources – all of which can be accessed from home.

Students will also go on an orientation tour, perfect for those who wish to return later to study onsite at the Library.

Student experience

Students will:

  • be introduced to the research tools and skills essential for VCE and beyond
  • learn to navigate vast collections, content and resources available through the Library
  • take a guided Library orientation tour to become familiar with our services, spaces and resources
  • receive a list of valuable resources to access from home.

Skills development

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

  • investigate the characteristics of effective questions in different contexts to examine information and test possibilities (VCCCTQ043)
  • develop, refine and extend knowledge and skills in independent research and carry out an investigation; evaluate evidence in order to answer a research question.

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.