Information literacy is a key part of our learning programme. Students learn to use a wide range of learning technologies to assist them in all parts of the inquiry cycle. Covering a diverse range of topics such as computer skills, research skills, questioning, cybersafety and the Internet, students learn to use technology as a tool safely, selectively and skilfully. The school is equipped with up-to-date equipment and resources to assist students in their ongoing inquiries.
Information literacy can be defined as:
“… knowing when and why you need information, where to find it, and how to evaluate, use and communicate it in an ethical manner”
It combines traditional ICT skills within a wider programme of research, thinking and questioning skills – using a wide range of technological and traditional information sources.
A key source of information in this modern age is the Internet, and students learn how to safely and effectively use the internet for finding and publishing information.
Students have access to mobile learning, using laptops and our wireless network (as well as a fully-equipped computer suite and learning centre) to put appropriate learning tools at their fingertips whenever and wherever they require it.
The Lynn Morris Learning Centre
The hub of our information literacy programme is the well-equipped learning centre. This houses our book collection, including a wide range of fiction and non-fiction titles which is constantly being updated to provide relevant sources of information in support of our students' inquiries. There are a variety of workspaces available to small groups or classes, as well as a wide range of learning technologies. The Learning Centre is one of our most valuable resources in our inquiry programme!