Hello, I’m new to the group so thank you for having me. I’m just trying to get to grips with the FOSIL Framework but already I can see what a fantastic resource it is.
I’ve been looking at it over the last few weeks with a view to recommending that we should use it across the school I work at as, up until now there is no ‘real’ information skills taught. We do the EPQ which was on my job description before I started 18 months ago but by the time I started the role had been assigned to another teacher. It’s taught in the library and I sit in on his information skills teaching …. say no more!!
To get to the point, as from September, at my suggestion Year 8 are going to be starting a new lesson roughly called ‘projects’. The idea had been that they would do the Level 1 or Level 2 Project Qualification. In hindsight I’ve realised that this may be too much for these students, particularly after lockdown. Looking at the FOSIL framework, which I would have made the core of the teaching anyway, I’m now wondering if anyone has done a PQ/HPQ style project where the pupils can decide on their own topic and made it into a mini qualification almost? There would have to be a marking criteria created but my thinking is, it could loosely be based around the PQ/HPQ, this just eliminates all of the production log paperwork.
With the half-term break finally upon us, your question is the prompt that I need to document our Year 9 Inquiry Skills Project, which also lays the foundation for their Individual Project (which I will also document) and sounds like it might go some way towards answering your question.
Thank you Darryl. This does sound like what I am looking for.
I had seen the inquiry project resources but I was unsure as to what it was. (Sorry I’m still trying to navigate my way around the resources)
I will have a thorough look at this over the holidays to better understand how these link to my ‘wild’ thinking.Please don’t work on this over the holidays just for me but I appreciate you pointing me in the right direction as to how to search for the relevant resources.
Hope you manage to get some rest during these holidays