Research Skills in the Library
Approaches to Learning in the PYP and MYP
IN THE LIBRARY, WE...
- look for relevant information through reading, viewing and listening.
- locate keywords.
- use keywords to find relevant information.
- develop an action plan: an outline and/or timeline
- use the OPAC and library resources effectively to gather data
- gather information from a variety of sources such as maps, surveys, direct observation, resource books, films, digital resources, people and all sources of print
- use primary and secondary resources
- describe and record data and observations by drawing, note-taking, making charts, etc.
- use our own words, keywords or paraphrasing.
- we cognize what is relevant information to our questions.
- cite our work, giving credit where it is due.
- sort and categorize our information
- arrange it into understandable forms.
- use diagrams, tables, pictures, graphs, timelines and other graphic organizers.
- draw conclusions from relationships and patterns from organized data.
- draw meaning from the information.
- compare and contrast our information.
- decide what is important and relevant
Present Research Findings
- communicate what has been learned.
- choose a format to present information
- choose appropriate media.
- provide a summary of the information gathered.
- ask: Did you answer your questions?