The Information Process
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    Sharing and Presenting Information Stage (by the end of Grade 9)

    Students need many opportunities to share what they have learned, discovered and created. They should also be able to identify the requirements of different forms of presentation. Again, they need to consider the nature of the audience, and select a form and style of presentation appropriate to that audience and the content of the material included in their completed products.

    The audience for finished work may certainly extend beyond the classroom to the real life context of the world beyond the school walls; audiences might include:

    • Students in other classes or grade levels
    • Parents
    • Politicians
    • Municipal planners
    • Community members
    • Trustees
    • Senior citizens
    • Newspaper editors
    • School administrators
    • Experts in the topics (for students' inquiry and problem-solving)

    Students will need time and some assistance to prepare for sharing and presenting their products with others. This could involve providing time and assistance for

    • mini-lessons in using new technologies or other techniques for presentation, or
    • establishing criteria for participation during presentations (speaking clearly, listening purposefully, offering positive, constructive comments...)

    Time for presentations should be allocated fairly with students knowing in advance when and where they are expected to share their products. This should be done in a positive manner with students developing a sense of pride, rather than fear or disinterest in displaying or performing what they have learned. Simply "handing in" a written (or other type of) product to the teacher, without adequate opportunities for expressing and sharing findings and original ideas, should be avoided. Much will be learned by everyone involved (especially the educators assessing the students' learning) when these structured opportunities are provided.

    To view samples of learning strategies/cognitive organizers for students, click on Learning Strategies. You may wish to download/print these strategies, and adapt them for your students!

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