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Learning to write in the psychology discipline

At the end of last year, I began a professional training programme of child and family psychology (similar to clinical training, but specific to child and family psychology). Our first assignment was to write a psychological report based on a... Continue Reading →

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The room of requirement – really?

We are now two thirds of the way through our research on teacher-librarian partnerships, and over the summer I’ve been reflecting back on these last two years and all we have learned. It has been a truly joyous project. For... Continue Reading →

Go rogue! Information literacy’s role in decolonising the curriculum.

I was fortunate to attend a communication conference in the US is November, and attended the pre-conference focused on ‘Decolonising the Curriculum’ within the Communication discipline. The session was led by a diverse group of people, most of whom have... Continue Reading →

Call me an optimist but I think the worm is turning

As the 2018 school year ends, two reports - one about the durability of NCEA and the other about school management and governance – were released for public submissions. Their analyses identify the weaknesses inherent in a pervasively outcomes-based system,... Continue Reading →

Better researchers make better coaches; introducing information literacy skills to a PE class.

With Physical Education (PE) having written components at all levels, especially levels two and three, it has become increasingly important for students to be able to reflect on the research process they have been working on, in the context of... Continue Reading →

Architecture project: workshops teaching information literacy help students to succeed

I am the subject librarian for the architecture and design faculty. One of the core first year courses is SARC 151 Architecture history. For the last couple of years I have been running a series of workshops aiming to teach... Continue Reading →

Te Tau o te Kōwhai

“Te Tau o te Kōwhai” (the season of the kowhai) is a whakataukī that describes the process of when the flower of the kōwhai tree blossoms and the tuī bird appears, the kina are ready for harvest (J. Puna, personal communication, October... Continue Reading →

The mature student encounters the wonders of library services

Kia ora! For those of you who don’t know me I’m Rose, the administrator and junior researcher for the IL Spaces team. I wrote a blog post when I first started in this role, explaining my bourgeoning understanding of information... Continue Reading →

Sharing the effort to get the reward: the librarian, my students, and I

When I first started teaching research skills I noticed that students, who were supposedly digital natives, did not know how to find information, and when they did find any they did not know how to tell if it was any... Continue Reading →

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