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Information management and the PAT. This PPT is for teachers, not learners. What is a PAT?. Is a SINGLE task Is a research project Is about IL (Information literacy) and not IT (Information technology) Is a series of smaller activities Is scaffolded learning

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information management and the pat

Information management and the PAT

This PPT is for teachers, not learners

what is a pat
What is a PAT?
  • Is a SINGLE task
  • Is a research project
  • Is about IL (Information literacy) and not IT (Information technology)
  • Is a series of smaller activities
  • Is scaffolded learning
  • Is based on Big 6 Information Management model <http://www.big6.com/>
  • Is influenced by ideas of Jamie McKenzie <http://fno.org>

PAT - Research project - General

a pat is the
A PAT is the …
  • application/use of knowledge, skills and values
  • counts 25% of the total promotion mark
  • done over 2/3 terms or as one extended task
  • is direct and systematic observation of applied competencies.

PAT - Research project - General

assessment for grade 12
Assessment for Grade 12

PAT - Research project - General

gr 12
Gr 12
  • Must use 4 application packages of an office suite …
    • for planning
    • gathering information/data
    • processing information/data
    • extracting information
    • presenting information
    • making recommendations, etc. in solving the problem.
  • Must use integration between the 4 packages …
    • to help solve the problem
    • to communicate a solution to the problem.
  • Must produce a …
    • comprehensive report of the solution to the problem
    • summary of the solution to the problem.

PAT - Research project - General

gr 12 must produce report which
Gr 12 must produce report which …
  • shows examples / evidence that will explain the problem / demonstrates what the current state of affairs is
  • indicates / shows / explains / describes why it is a problem or could become a problem and
  • demonstrates / explainshowthe problem could possibly be addressed / solved
  • focuses on solutions that could benefit localcommunity.

PAT - Research project - General

topic
Topic
  • For this series of PowerPoints the problem is
    • How can we effectively use the printer in the Computer Applications Technology classroom

PAT - Research project - General

requirements of the task
Requirements of the task
  • Provide a broad description of the task that you need to complete in your own words
  • Write down questions that you will ask to determine the type of information that you will
  • Search, locate, access, extract, use and manipulate / process information / data
  • Complete the task/solve the problem
  • Present your idea/plan/recommendation/conclusion/solution for the problem
  • Demonstrate the appropriate use of the application programs

PAT - Research project - General

how should it be done
How should it be done
  • Select topic
  • Analyse the problem – see what information is needed to solve the problem – ask questions
  • Plan where and how information will be found
  • Find the data/information
  • Indicate where and how the information will be used to add to / assist in finding solution
  • Process the data into information
  • Decide what needs to be done to solve problem
  • Plan the final solution / report / check that all the questions have been answered
  • Compile / design report to present recommendation
  • Communicate solution
  • Error check final document

PAT - Research project - General

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Need
  • Office suite
  • Access to the Internet
  • Electronic reference sources
  • Material/people that will assist in finding data/information

PAT - Research project - General

assessment
Assessment
  • Done in phases all leading to final report
  • Deadline given for each phase
  • Each phase assessed as completed
  • Why in phases? – think – from a teacher’s perspective, from a learner’s perspective

PAT - Research project - General

marks for each section
Marks for each section

PAT - Research project - General

managing suit your own needs
Managing Suit your own needs
  • One or two periods per week
  • Continuous period
  • Continuous periods spread over 2/3 terms

PAT - Research project - General

after marking each phase learner must
After marking each phase learner must …
  • Revise steps taken so far
  • Look at steps to complete
  • Reflect on what can be done in the next phase to improve assessment marks.

PAT - Research project - General

for a good overview
For a good overview

PAT - Research project - General

investigate fully
Investigate fully

PAT - Research project - General

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