Warwickshire Schools Library Service

FOSIL - An Introduction and Overview

This session with be a useful introduction and overview to The FOSIL Group and related resources by Darryl Toerien. There will also be a discussion on how FOSIL might be adapted to the specific needs of delegates.

David Deutsch* said that in a world where knowledge is growing exponentially, the tools for acquiring and interpreting that knowledge must be at least as important as the actual knowledge itself. This growing challenge for schools is an unprecedented opportunity for school librarians, provided that we are familiar with the tools for acquiring and interpreting knowledge. FOSIL is such a tool.(Framework Of Skills for Inquiry Learning)
FOSIL** is a model of the inquiry process and an underlying continuum of inquiry skills, which includes information literacy skills, stretching from Early Years through to Year 13. It was adopted in 2012 and is based on the exemplary Empire State Information Fluency Continuum (2009/2012, 2019), which serves 3.2 million students in 4,236 school libraries in New York State, and The FOSIL Group. FOSIL is at the centre of The FOSIL Group, a growing community of mainly teachers and librarians - currently 135 - adapting this particular tool to their specific needs.
* Visiting Professor of Physics and Founder Member of the Centre for Quantum Computation at Oxford University
** Framework Of Skills for Inquiry Learning

Thursday 25th June 2020
(Free to our subscribers, £35 for non-subscribers)


Warwickshire Schools Library Service,

Unit 4, Hawkes Point, 1 Hawkes Drive, Heathcote Industrial Estate



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