Library Essentials: creating the library appropriate to the needs of students in the 21st century Mary Manning School Library Association of Victoria Sandy Phillips Victorian Education Channel Manager Department of Education & Training, Victoria
School Library Association of Victoria
Victorian Education Channel Manager
Department of Education & Training, Victoria
The Victorian Essential Learning StandardsA new approach to organising curriculum
To succeed beyond the compulsory years of schooling, all students need to develop these three capacities.
The three organising principles of the VELS are derived from these three explicitly stated purposes. Together they help to answer the broad question about the kind of young people we want our schools to nurture.
(we like it already!!)
Novice learners to expert learners!The development involves:
Interdisciplinary Learning /ICT
Physical, Personal and Social Learning
Greater recognition of the personal and social skills
Greater recognition of the cross curriculum skills
Statewide standards in these.
Five stages of Integration:
Foundation Integrated Innovative Transformative Leadership !
The study of thinking enables students to acquire strategies for thinking related to enquiry, processing information, reasoning, problem solving, evaluation and reflection.
Thinking validates existing knowledge and enables individuals to create new knowledge and to build ideas and make connections between them.
Supporting different Learning Styles
Life in the trenches
Life in the trenches
Timeline: Persecution and Genocide
Under the Nazis 1933 - 1945
“We didn’t start the fire”
Educator designed activity
WebQuest – Create Thinking
What had global impact? Why?
What criteria was used?
What would feature in a song/ Rap from Aust/ NZ / HK
Maybe create one
The song ends in 1982 what significant events would you feature in the iMOVIE?
Personal Learning / Reflection
What events in your life have been significant?
The Way Things Work
Catering for camp
China’ s Great Inventions
Competition for this Year – Collaboration
Let us be the Leaders to …
……the environment needed to fast track
everyone towards the kind of delightful,
engaging, seductive, stretching, changing
environment that our young learners need.
Commonwealth Education Ministers Conference
Prof Stephen HeppellNovember 28th 2000