Research. The ability to help ourselves to find an answer to a question or the solution to a problem.
This potential to find answers for ourselves is a skill that includes the ability to decide specifically what we want to know, to find information about a topic, evaluate that information, analyse and interpret the information and then put it all together in a way that brings us answers and solutions for ourselves. This is a skill that we want our students to develop.
Developing research skills includes explicit teaching of the skill, leading to implicit practice. This resource does exactly that with task cards targeting the research sub-skills.[/caption] The research sub- skills that our IB PYP students need, right from the earliest years include:
- Formulating questions
- Media literacy
- Sourcing data
- Evaluating sources
- Analysing & interpreting data
We want to ensure that the children's research inquiries are...