Research in constructivist learning and student information seeking in complex and diverse information environments tells us that our resource centres should be drivers of teacher and student learning.

We cannot afford for our resource centres to be underutilised or bound in a twentieth century learning paradigm. Fixed class lessons, closed doors, program development and inflexible instruction need to be replaced by flexible, anytime and anywhere learning by staff and students.

With new and refurbished facilities in many schools and a demonstrated need for us to raise expectations and improve the higher order thinking skills of students, this is a good time to focus on the role of the teacher librarian and the resource centre. Schools can invigorate their resource centre to be the hub of teaching and learning – owned by everyone in the school.
Clive Dixon
Regional Executive Director
Far North Queensland

Getting Started
Learning in an online world – learning spaces framework

Technology, architecture and furniture

Education Queensland – School Resource Centre Website

EQ BER Information

Fran’s Wikispaces link