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Category Archives: Research

Analyse and interpret sources of information

Date Published: 16/11/2021

The ability to critically analyse sources of information is essential in a world where the media may present information that is biased or even fake. Source analysis is also important in the Humanities department and comprises a significant portion of

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Year 8 Geography: Landforms and Plate Tectonics

Date Published: 26/10/2021

Our year 8s are currently learning about how landforms are created and how they make up different landscapes. Students have learned all about tectonic plates and plate boundaries. They know that there are three ways that plates meet at their boundaries, including converging (pushing together), diverging (pulling

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Finding Credible Information in the Era of Fake News

Date Published: 05/10/2021

In the modern world, you need to be a savvy media user to ensure that you are getting good quality news and information. We are constantly being told to watch out for fake news, misinformation, disinformation, propaganda, and biased content.

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State Library of Queensland: Curriculum Connect

Date Published: 07/09/2021

For teachers wishing to find local resources to embed in their units of work, Curriculum Connect by the State Library of Queensland offers teaching resources across key learning areas. This site launched in July with 63 resources, and the State

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Year 10 Modern History

Date Published: 17/08/2021

Rights and Freedoms Resources Year 10 Modern History students are currently undertaking research on the struggle for rights and freedoms in the Twentieth Century.  Largely, students have chosen to research human rights activism in Australia, the United States of America,

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5 Ways the iCentre Can Help You With Research

Date Published: 09/08/2021

5 Ways the iCentre Can Help You With Research Research Guides Our teacher-librarians, Mrs Stower and Mrs Gagen have collated all the information you need for school assessment into simple research guides that can be used by all students. Each

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Year 7 History Ancient China Research 

Date Published: 02/08/2021

The Year 7 classes are embarking on their historical research task, and we are looking forward to working with them for successful outcomes.   To assist students to find useful and reliable sources, the iCentre team has developed Research Guides for each

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Study of Religion Research

Date Published: 10/05/2021

Teacher Librarians have been assisting the Year 11 Study of Religion classes with their research into the Abrahamic Religions.  This task requires students to access a broad range of resources including traditional reference information, scholarly articles, and contemporary reports from media and religious organisations.  The following

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National Library of Australia

Date Published: 10/05/2021

The National Library of Australia (NLA) has some incredible resources for both staff and students.  While the NLA can’t research or provide answers to school or university assignments, all Australian residents (including students -there is no age limit) are eligible to

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5 Tips for Reading Academic Research 

Date Published: 04/05/2021

Students at Mount Alvernia College across year levels and learning areas are currently engaged in tasks that require them to use academic research.  Teacher Librarians have been doing a lot of sessions with classes taking them through the process of

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