Im Amanda and I’m the School Librarian at Morpeth School in Bethnal Green, I’m also co-opted on to the CILIP School Libraries Group Committee as the London and South East representative. I really believe that research and inquiry skills are something that is sorely lacking in education at the moment and definitely needs champions and practitioners in the form of School Librarians (and others!) in order to help change this! I heard about FOSIL from Darryl when I was trying to look for a framework to base our learning off of and thought it was very good. I love the open source approach too and happy to help develop FOSIL in our school.
Currently opportunities have been limited but I am attempting this term to introduce our Year 12’s to FOSIL through an opportunity in their CPSHE lessons. The extra challenge comes as they are in groups of 40-90 and I have about an hour. I will let you know how I get on and post on the forum! I am also working on producing a “pick up and use” research guidance booklet based on FOSIL that can be used in any subject when they set research class or homework. Watch this space!