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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


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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