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Report: Research evidence on reading for pleasure The first section of the document highlights research evidence on reading for pleasure from domestic and international literature; exploring evidence on the trends and benefits of independent reading amongst both primary and secondary- aged children, as well as why children read. The second section covers the evidence on … Continue reading Report: Research Evidence on Reading for Pleasure
August 29, 2019
Report: On the edge of adulthood: Summary of Key Findings from the Competent Learners at 16 project Competent Children, Competent Learners is a longitudinal study which began in 1993 and follows the progress of a sample of around 500 New Zealand young people from early childhood education through schooling and beyond. Several reports from the … Continue reading Report: On the Edge of Adulthood
August 28, 2019
Article: The Impact of reading for pleasure and empowerment “There is strong evidence that reading for pleasure can increase empathy, improve relationships with others, reduce the symptoms of depression and improve wellbeing throughout life, new research carried out for The Reading Agency has found. The report, conducted by BOP Consulting and funded by the Peter Sowerby Foundation, … Continue reading Article: The Impact of Reading for Pleasure and Empowerment
August 27, 2019
Website: National Library of NZ Reading For Pleasure – A Door to Success “Aside from the sheer joy of exercising the imagination, research shows reading for pleasure improves literacy, social skills, health, and learning outcomes.” This website outlines the many benefits of reading for pleasure and offers many links to supporting research. Visit the National … Continue reading Website: NatLib NZ Reading for Pleasure – A Door To Success
August 26, 2019
Article: How do librarians in schools support struggling readers? Written by Margaret Kristin Merga Abstract: While librarians in schools often face significant budgetary cuts, they can play an important role in supporting learning in literacy and literature. However, little is known about the practices that they may employ to this end. Of particular interest is … Continue reading Article: How Do Librarians in Schools Support Struggling Readers?
Article: Researcher’s Perspective: Is teacher librarianship in crisis in digital environments? An Australian Perspective
Article: Researcher’s Perspective: Is teacher librarianship in crisis in digital environments? An Australian perspective Abstract: “The information environment of a good school library has been undergoing a transformation, powered by technology and trans-media influences in our classrooms. The role of the teacher librarian is to promote books, reading and research, in old ways and new … Continue reading Article: Researcher’s Perspective: Is teacher librarianship in crisis in digital environments? An Australian Perspective
Tags: 21st Century Learning, Australia, Australian School Libraries, Collaboration, Digital Environments, Digital Literacy, Professional Development, Teacher Librarian Role, Teacher Librarians, Technology
July 17, 2019
Article: Inquiry skills in the Australian Curriculum: A bird’s-eye view “The Australian Curriculum is a living document, and developing, implementing and evaluating it is a major logistical exercise. Teacher librarians are likely to be the only staff member in the school with a bird’s-eye view of the curriculum.” Abstract: “This paper presents an analysis of … Continue reading Article: Inquiry skills in the Australian Curriculum: A bird’s-eye view
July 14, 2019
Article: School libraries, teacher-librarians and student outcomes: presenting and using the evidence
Article: School libraries, teacher-librarians and student outcomes: presenting and using the evidence Abstract: “Evidence is required to ensure the future viability of school libraries and teacher-librarians. Education policy makers and school principals need detailed, reliable evidence to support informed decision-making about school library resourcing and staffing. Teacher-librarians need evidence to guide their professional practice and … Continue reading Article: School libraries, teacher-librarians and student outcomes: presenting and using the evidence
July 12, 2019
Article: Challenges for teacher librarianship in the 21st century In her three-part article, Barabara Combes of Edith Cowan University, investigates the three main challenges faced by the profession of teacher librarianship in the 21st century, technology, time and workload, and status and role. Read the part one in Issue 66 of SCIS Connections. Read the … Continue reading Article: Challenges for teacher librarianship in the 21st century
July 10, 2019
Article: Reviewing the research and evidence: Towards best practices for garnering support for school libraries
Article: Reviewing the research and evidence: Towards best practices for garnering support for school libraries Excerpt: “Though not exclusive to school libraries, concerns about cutting funding to libraries have been common in the popular media in the past few years. For example, during the past few months alone, the American Library Association has given extensive … Continue reading Article: Reviewing the research and evidence: Towards best practices for garnering support for school libraries
July 8, 2019
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