The 21st Century Learning Conference is an annual event in Hong Kong where teachers, staff, and school leaders come together to learn, share and discuss current & emerging topics in education with thought leaders, technology, and learning experts, and their peers. With over 650 attendees from 33 countries, it is the event of choice for a diverse international audience. The event blends together inspirational keynotes, practitioner-led workshop sessions, and fun networking opportunities.
Friday, March 8 • 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Keynote: Connection Before Content

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Research shows that the most successful programs in the world are those which intentionally develop positive & trusting relationships among their participants. Longitudinal studies also show that one of the most powerful factors which determine a young person's success in life is their ability to form and sustain healthy relationships, six times more powerful than gaining a high (Year 12) score at the conclusion of their formal studies. This interactive, fun and inspiring keynote (playnote) presentation will share some of the latest research which underpins the critical role building connections and related social skills has on a student's wellbeing. Mark's message will cause delegates to shift their understanding of the purpose of school - is it to prepare students for a life of tests, or to prepare them for the test of life. Mark will offer an engaging & powerful philosophical framework within which students are invited to play, share, trust and, most importantly, flourish.

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Mark Collard

Mark Collard is an experiential trainer, speaker & author. As founder of playmeo, he is best known for developing the world's largest online database of group games & activities. He is passionate about helping groups discover the value of connecting before content. Schools engage... Read More →

Friday March 8, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm

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