I have uploaded the second published article that mentions FOSIL – Schools in Crisis: Toward a Coherent Curriculum (PDF download) – which I wrote by invitation for K&IM Refer (Volume 33, Number 3, Winter 2017), the CILIP K&IM Journal.
Note: For some inexplicable reason, the figure numbers in the published article below are incorrect – starting at 2 rather than 1 – although the figure titles are correct and match the figures.
This article is significant because:
- It positions the library as an academic department that is integral to the educational process.
- It introduces the FOSIL Cycle in recognisable form., although the distinction between the research process and the inquiry process is not yet clear.
- It anticipates a foundational element of our definition of inquiry, which is that it leads to “knowledge of the world and ourselves in it,” with individual subjects/ disciplines providing different but equally necessary approaches/ perspectives if our knowledge is to be a coherent whole; this, in turn, assigns a unique place and role to the library /ian.