An update from the ever innovative FutureLab includes some online workshops from the Enquiring Minds project. This includes some videos of workshop sessions, including Why try Enquiring Minds, The enquiry cycle and a case study from a school. These are very interesting viewing and TLs and teachers can learn a lot from John Morgan and his team. This is very much applicable research and although some of it may sound familiar to TLs engaged in information literacy teaching, it is nonetheless a challenge to what might some of our views and an innovative take on student enquiry. Put it at the top of your list.
I am now based in Australia for the next 6 weeks. I’m spending this week in Wagga Wagga at the very green and attractive Charles Sturt University campus where there are a wide variety of colourful birds as well as kangaroos which come down off the hills on to the campus itself. It’s really good to be back living near the Murrumbidgee River where the first bird call was the laughing kookaburra, followed by the squawking white cockatoos. It’s winter here, so having come from the Scottish summer via the Californian summer, to frosty mornings, it’s time to dig out the warmer clothes.