In support of the TeenTech initiative, the CILIP Information Literacy Group has produced a range of resource sheets that pupils taking part in the competition can use to help them with the research process and with gathering all the information (opinion, academic research and business perspectives) that they need to develop their own innovations.
A total of ten resource sheets have been developed to cover research skills and data collection, as well as providing guidance on how to protect their ideas and suggestions of some sources that teams could use to locate information.
The resources have been produced under a Creative Commons license, which means that they are available to all schools to download from this website and to use with their own pupils to help support the delivery of any topic or activity that requires information literacy skills.
The resources have been produced by a team of school and HE librarians led by Rebecca Jones, Schools Representative for the CILIP IL Group:
- Rebecca Jones, Learning Enrichment & Support Co-ordinator, Malvern St James, Malvern
- Darrly Toerien, Head of Library & Information Services, Oakham School, Rutland
- Darren Flynn, Information Literacy Lead, Dixons Allerton Academy, Bradford
- Sarah Pavey, Independent trainer and consultant to school libraries
- Caroline Roche, School Librarian, Eltham College
- Carol Webb, Forest Hill School, London
- Chris Morrison, University of Kent, Copyright and Licensing Compliance Officer
The team are very excited about the final resources, and are hoping to get some feedback from schools so that they can continue to improve this material for both teachers and pupils.
An award-winning, industry-led initiative, TeenTech was founded in 2008 by Maggie Philbin and Chris Dodson to help the “X Factor” generation understand their true potential and the real opportunities available in the contemporary STEM workplace.
The CILIP Information Literacy Group also sponsors TeenTech’s Research and Information Literacy Award, and the team are interested to see how the resources are going to be used by participating school pupils, as evidenced in their product logs. The team also hope to be involved in some of TeenTech’s innovation and festival days, at which they will continue to promote IL skills and develop the knowledge of both pupils and teachers.
If you have any queries or feedback about these resources, please email the CILIP IL Group at: firstname.lastname@example.org