Using the Library’s extensive Teaching Materials Collection

Ever wondered what to use and how to get the most out of your teaching placements?  Needing to structure your lessons in a particular way? The Library has a collection of teaching resources just for this Carlie Nekrasov

Large abacus from the Teaching Materials Collection
The Teaching Materials Collection is varied and can be used in any teaching setting, including early childhood, primary and secondary teaching rounds. It includes board books, musical instruments, DVDs, big books (over 40cm in height or width), junior and young adult fiction books and educational kits and toys.

How to locate teaching materials in Search

Teaching materials are called ‘curriculum materials’ in the Library’s online Search interface. For instance, to find ‘educational toys’ you simply type the words into the search box. You then need to apply the facets on the left hand side to narrow down your search to ‘curriculum materials’ (found under the ‘Special collection’ heading).

To physically locate your item, click on ‘Get it’ as this will show which library holds the item. You can even request an item if it is only held at another campus.

Which campuses have a Teaching Materials Collection?

The Teaching Materials Collection is found at three of our libraries - Berwick, Matheson and Peninsula. Peninsula’s collection is located on level 2 of the Library. Matheson currently has their collection located on the first floor. Berwick’s collection can be found off to the right of the information desk just before the general collection begins.

Do you have to be an Education student to access the materials?

Certainly not. The collection can be accessed by staff and students for personal use also. For example the collection contains a huge range of award-winning Australian picture books for children that can be borrowed for reading at home.

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