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Research fundamentals


12 July 2021, 12:00am17 September 2021, 12:00am
Cost$180 (on-site) $130 (online)
BookingsBookings open to schools only
Location On-site and via Zoom

Help your students become more successful researchers online 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 internet research practices.

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
  • apply research strategies to reveal a fascinating story from Library's collection (on-site program)
  • examine the consequences when research goes wrong (digital program).

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

On-site workshop

Our on-site workshop is designed for classes of up to 25 students, and runs for two hours. One hour will be for the workshop and one hour is for self-guided exploration of the Library's iconic spaces. Please note, the workshop may occur in the first or second hour of your Library's excursion, depending on bookings.

The cost is $180 per session (plus an $8.80 Eventbrite booking fee).

BOOK NOW for a term three on-site workshop

Online workshop

Our online workshop is designed for classes of up to 90 students, and runs for an hour.

The cost is $130 per session (plus a $6.60 Eventbrite booking fee).

BOOK NOW for a term three online workshop

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

This program is supported by the Percy Baxter Charitable Fund and Margaret Ross AM.

For more information

Please email to find out more about this program.

Please note: bookings are open to school groups only.