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Blog | Investigating Knowledge Newsroom

Blog | Investigating Knowledge

FOSIL Group member Jenny Toerien has written a blog post – The role of the Librarian in the IB DP – for Investigating Knowledge, the Ideas Roadshow blog for International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme teachers and students. Although written specifically about

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Article | Teaching Times Newsroom

Article | Teaching Times

FOSIL Group member Elizabeth Hutchinson has written an article – School Librarians Want Bigger Role In Information Literacy and Fighting Fake News – for Teaching Times. There have been many articles written about the role of the school librarian and

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Blog | CILIP SLG Talking Books Newsroom

Blog | CILIP SLG Talking Books

FOSIL Group member Darryl Toerien has written a blog post – A theory of the role of the library in the student’s intellectual experience – for CILIP SLG. “It seemed to me then, as it does to me now, that

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Blog | School Librarian Leadership Newsroom

Blog | School Librarian Leadership

Judi Moreillon’s blog post – Inquiry Learning Today – reflects on the conversation between Barbara Stripling and Darryl Toerien, The Process and Stance of Inquiry in the Digital World. Former ALA and AASL President and retired library educator Barbara Stripling conducted and

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Interview | School Library Connection Newsroom

Interview | School Library Connection

The Process and Stance of Inquiry in a Digital World by Barbara K. Stripling Barbara Stripling speaks with Darryl Toerien, creator of the Framework of Skills for Inquiry Learning (FOSIL), about the importance of mindset and process to developing a

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Article | The School Librarian Newsroom

Article | The School Librarian

Emma Wallace, Senior Librarian at St Benedict’s School in Ealing, London, has written a very thoughtful article – The School Library as Sanctuary: Supporting Students’ Social and Emotional Wellbeing – in The School Librarian, the quarterly journal of the School

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Blog | Elizabeth Hutchinson Newsroom

Blog | Elizabeth Hutchinson

FOSIL Group member Elizabeth Hutchinson has witten a blog post – Focus on Inquiry – Learning together – outlining the free online discussion that she will hosting around Focus on inquiry : a teacher’s guide to implementing inquiry-based learning. Co-authored

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Blog | Tes News Newsroom

Blog | Tes News

FOSIL Group member Mary-Rose Grieve, Librarian at Hartland International School, has written a thought-provoking and uplifting blog post – 6 school library innovations for the new term – for Tes News. About going online (Innovation 4), Mary-Rose writes: The work

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Blog | UKEdChat Newsroom

Blog | UKEdChat

UKEdChat has republished Elizabeth Hutchinson‘s blog post – An Extraordinary Journey: FOSIL (Framework Of Skills for Inquiry Learning) – which is an in-depth interview with Darryl Toerien – Head of Library at Oakham School and originator of FOSIL and the

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Blog | Elizabeth Hutchinson Newsroom

Blog | Elizabeth Hutchinson

Elizabeth Hutchinson has published an in-depth interview with Darryl Toerien – Head of Library at Oakham School and originator of FOSIL and the FOSIL Group – on her Blog: An Extraordinary Journey: FOSIL (Framework Of Skills for Inquiry Learning).

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SLSA Reciprocal Endorsement Newsroom

SLSA Reciprocal Endorsement

SLSA (School Library Systems Association of New York State) reciprocal endorsement. FOSIL – which is a model of the inquiry process, an underlying continuum of inquiry skills and a growing collection of free resources to support the systematic and progressive

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Presentation | IFLA School Libraries Section Mid-year Conference Newsroom

Presentation | IFLA School Libraries Section Mid-year Conference

Darryl presented (Re)Discovering Inquiry In and Through the School Library: the FOSIL Model at the virtual IFLA Mid-year Conference – The Evolving Concept of ‘School Library’ and Its Profession – in Rome on 2 April 2020. The Virtual International Seminal

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Information Literacy Awards 2020 Shortlist Announced Newsroom

Information Literacy Awards 2020 Shortlist Announced

The FOSIL Group has been shortlisted for the Digital Award for Information Literacy 2020, which is awarded by the CILIP Information Literacy Group at their annual conference, LILAC. The Digital Award for Information Literacy is sponsored by the Open University

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Blog | Elizabeth Hutchinson Newsroom

Blog | Elizabeth Hutchinson

Elizabeth Hutchinson, who is Vice-Chair of the Great School Libraries (GSL) campaign and leading its Approach to Learning through Inquiry strand, has written a blog post about this second of GSL’s aims and the decision to select FOSIL as its

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GSL Blog | Inquiry as an approach to learning – Phase 2 Newsroom

GSL Blog | Inquiry as an approach to learning – Phase 2

FOSIL has been selected as GSL’s recommended model of the inquiry process and underlying continuum of inquiry skills. Read more here.

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SLA Guidelines | Identifying Fake News: Critical Literacy and the School Library Newsroom

SLA Guidelines | Identifying Fake News: Critical Literacy and the School Library

Darryl and Jenny Toerien have co-authored a case study for this excellent title in the SLA Guidelines series. This guideline looks at the important theme of critical literacy, a whole-school, cross-curricular approach that is applicable to both primary and secondary.

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CILIP ILG Blog: Tes Strategic Education Initiative Award Shortlist Newsroom

CILIP ILG Blog: Tes Strategic Education Initiative Award Shortlist

Darryl Toerien writes about why being shortlisted for the Strategic Education Initiative of the Year in the Tes Independent School Awards 2020 is such a significant achievement.

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FOSIL added to Models and frameworks on the Information Literacy website Newsroom

FOSIL added to Models and frameworks on the Information Literacy website

FOSIL has been added to Models and frameworks on the Information Literacy website, which is managed by the CILIP Information Literacy Group.

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Great School Libraries Campaign Blog Post Newsroom

Great School Libraries Campaign Blog Post

Sally Dring writes about the role of the school librarian on the Great School Libraries blog.

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TES Independent School Awards 2020 Shortlist Newsroom

TES Independent School Awards 2020 Shortlist

Oakham School has been shortlisted for Strategic Educational Initiative of the Year Award in the Times Educational Supplement Independent School Awards 2020 for its work in setting up The FOSIL Group.

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SLA Blog Post: UK Parliament Week Newsroom

SLA Blog Post: UK Parliament Week

Alison Tarrant mentions The FOSIL Group website in her School Library Association blog article for UK Parliament week.

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NLPN Interview with Elizabeth Hutchinson Newsroom

NLPN Interview with Elizabeth Hutchinson

Elizabeth Hutchinson talks about FOSIL and The FOSIL Group in her interview for the New Library Professionals Network blog.

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Wonders in Adventureland Review Newsroom

Wonders in Adventureland Review

  John Iona has reviewed The FOSIL Group website on his blog, Wonders in Adventureland. This review was also published in The School Librarian, the journal of the School Library Association.

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From the Classroom Blog Post Newsroom

From the Classroom Blog Post

Joseph Sanders, and Jenny Toerien have written a blog post on Oakham School’s Teaching and Learning Community Blog to reflect on a year-long collaboration between Politics and the Library.

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The School Librarian Article Newsroom

The School Librarian Article

Darryl has written an article for The School Librarian, the journal of the School Library Association. Enabling Students to Learn by Finding Out for Themselves: Our Journey from FOSIL to the FOSIL Group

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HMC Blog Post Newsroom

HMC Blog Post

Nigel Lashbrook, Headmaster of Oakham School, has written a blog post for HMC (Headmasters’ and Headmistresses’ Conference). Inquiry Learning isn’t a ‘bolt on’ At a time when exams are already underway (for IB Diploma students) or looming for others, it’s

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Information Literacy Group Blog Post Newsroom

Information Literacy Group Blog Post

Darryl has written a blog post for the Information Literacy Group. The principal lesson that school teaches is the need to be taught. Discuss. Interviews 16/05/2019 Darryl Toerien is Head of Library at Oakham School in Rutland. He serves on

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LILAC 2019: The Information Literacy Conference for Librarians Newsroom

LILAC 2019: The Information Literacy Conference for Librarians

Elizabeth Hutchinson, Head of Learning and Development at Guernsey Schools’ Library Service, has posted an excellent and detailed summary of her visit to the LILAC Conference on her blog.

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Information Literacy Award 2019 winners announced Newsroom

Information Literacy Award 2019 winners announced

Darryl was placed third in the Information Literacy Award and was commended for raising the profile of schools and their contribution to the development of information literacy skills.

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SLA – Announcing the launch of the FOSIL Group Newsroom

SLA – Announcing the launch of the FOSIL Group

The School Library Association announced the launch of the FOSIL Group on their blog.

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CILIP SLG – Announcing the launch of the FOSIL Group Newsroom

CILIP SLG – Announcing the launch of the FOSIL Group

CILIP SLG announced the launch of the FOSIL Group on their blog, Talking Books.

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School Librarians supporting inquiry-based learning in schools through FOSIL Newsroom

School Librarians supporting inquiry-based learning in schools through FOSIL

Elizabeth Hutchinson, Head of Guernsey Schools’ Library Service, has written a blog post signalling the next stage in their journey with FOSIL.

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Learning to predict the future by inventing it – TeenTech Awards Newsroom

Learning to predict the future by inventing it – TeenTech Awards

Darryl Toerien, Head of Library at Oakham School, has written a blog post on Talking Books, the online, informal meeting place for CILIP SLG members, about the TeenTech Awards and his experiences running a TeenTech as an activity.

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Information Literacy Award 2019 – nominations announced! Newsroom

Information Literacy Award 2019 – nominations announced!

Information Literacy Award 2019 – nominations announced! Darryl Toerien, Head of Library at Oakham School, has been shortlisted for the Information Literacy Award 2019. Established in 2008, the Information Literacy Award recognises an outstanding UK-based practitioner or researcher.

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