Where are the Reseach Modules?
In June 2012 we advised that the research modules would be no longer available on this website in a live form in 2013. They were phased out inline with the introduction of the new NSW syllabuses for the Australian curriculum for English K-10, mathematics K-10, history K-10 and science K-10 (incorporating science and technology K-6).
A zipped archive of all the research modules (135mb) is now stored in the library and is available for download and repurposing. Please note that this work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License.
The modules were originally developed through a CAP Initiative in the Batemans Bay District in 1999 and greatly influenced by the work of Jamie McKenzie and Tom March. Development of the modules by other teachers across New South Wales continued through to 2007. Although the spirit and pedagogies of 'research modules' hasn’t changed drastically over the last decade, the resources and tools available on the web to enable even more active and constructivist pedagogy has. As has our understanding of cultural heritage and accessibility.
There are strong similiarities between McKenzie's research modules, webquests and newer forms of enquiry based learning such as Challenge based learning. Here are a few links to help you along the way.
- Jamie McKenzie's - Module Makersite. (Jamie McKenzie's pioneering work in this field has provided the inspiration driving this site.)
- 8 Aboriginal Ways of Learning
- Challenge Based Learning
- Tom March's - 'WebQuests Template'
- edna's - Learning quests
- Virtual Teacher's - Australian webquests