The Information Process
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    Sharing and Presenting Information Stage (by the end of Grade 12)

    This stage is the culmination of the Information Process. Students need to experience on a regular basis sharing their ideas and information products with real audiences. A great deal of learning can occur when peers and other viewers/listeners provide feedback in the form of questions, comments, or written responses. Student presenters will have selected a form and style of presentation appropriate to their audience and the content of the material they included in their completed products. They should be able to:

    • identify the requirements of different forms of presentation
    • consider the nature of the audience for the presentation
    • select a form and style of presentation appropriate to the audience and the content of the material
    • prepare the presentation (ensuring it addresses the topic, question, or problem, and is well-supported, organized, and documented)
    • present the information (clearly, convincingly, using the criteria appropriate for the type of product and presentation approach chosen)

    Again, the audience for finished work may certainly extend beyond the classroom to the real life context of the world beyond the school walls and 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)

    The "etiquette" for participating in an audience should be developed throughout the students' years in school. By the senior high school level they should be knowledgeable about purposeful listening, and able to offer positive, constructive comments or other necessary participation and response.

    A presentation for a much younger group of students may be an ideal opportunity for senior high school students. A good example of this occurred when a grade ten "World Geography" class visited a nearby elementary school and shared their learning about the rainforest with the third grade students. The younger students were in the midst of a corresponding unit of study and were an enthusiastic, informed audience for the senior high presenters who had to ensure their findings and their products were presented in an appropriate manner. This was a positive learning experience for everyone involved, including the teachers (and the senior high school teacher- librarian)!

    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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