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.
Saturday, March 9 • 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Students at the Heart of School Transformation

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Students at the Heart of Transformation

Does student leadership play a role in school transformation?

After five years partnering with Malaysian public schools to drive school transformation, it became clear that students need to be at the heart of changes in teaching and learning. Providing 21st Century teaching and learning requires practitioners who understand student leadership skills and can integrate the development of such skills into daily learning both inside and outside the classroom. We created tools and enabled teachers to develop their skills alongside the students through hands on implementation. We wanted teachers and students to experience the leadership journey together. While the support was structured, the focus was on teacher and student empowerment, innovation and partnership. This project helped to encourage teachers to overcome their own beliefs about the role students play in driving sustainable transformation.

The student leadership project focused on:

• Identifying a core set of student leadership competencies
• Developing a framework for developing skills
• Facilitating continuous student self-reflection
• Developing strategies to integrate leadership skills into curriculum
• Measuring and evaluating the development of student leadership skills

Join us to find out what we learned and how we are integrating these learnings into our current practices. 


Emily Due

Senior Specialists, Programme Design and Development, LeapEd Services

Judy Meiners

Specialist Programme Developer, LeapEd Services

Saturday March 9, 2019 2:45pm - 3:45pm

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