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.

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Library and Information Literacy [clear filter]
Friday, March 8

2:30pm +07

Designing an ideal library/learning space and framework to meet the needs of our 21st-century learning community.
The focus of this presentation will revolve around the following question:
What would an ideal library/learning space look like to meet the needs of our 21st-century learning community and what kind of framework would support it?

This was the question that the librarians were asking while engaging in a dialogue with the ed-tech coaches. This presentation will describe the journey that our school librarians and ed-tech coaches took. How they merged into one department, took on developing a Technology and Information Literacy Framework, and as a consequence, how they began the process to redesign their learning spaces. 

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Vivien Sewell

Teacher, Gardens Elementary School
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Catherine de Levay EdD

Librarian, Gardens Secondary School

Friday March 8, 2019 2:30pm - 3:00pm +07

2:30pm +07

Implementing knowledge management in schools
Knowledge Management (KM) is an advanced management strategy and has the potential to be extensively adopted in schools to foster the “sharing of innovative practice, avoiding duplication and discouraging the loss of valuable knowledge,” according to Thambi and O’ Toole. (as cited in Chu 2016)

Traditionally, school library is the heart of information management in school where it manages the print and non print collection. With technology, the school librarian can play one of the key roles to implement knowledge management (KM). Information is the basis of knowledge and with knowledge, better decisions can be made.

This workshop provides an introduction to KM with real life examples of how KM is implemented in schools and the prerequisite of introducing KM in schools. We will elaborate on why school library has the best position to promote KM with the senior management. Participants can fill out an electronic questionnaire to evaluate their school’s readiness for KM. There will be a review on the common challenges faced by schools when implementing KM and brainstorm the related solutions. By the end of the session, participants will be able to come up with a follow up action.

Chu, K. W. (2016). Leading knowledge management in a secondary school. Journal of Knowledge Management, 20(5), 1104-1147. 

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Akina Lam

Creative Information Coordinator, KGV
Akina Lam currently works as the Creative Information Coordinator at King George V School. She is the Coordinator of the Association of Librarians English Speaking Schools in Hong Kong and runs the Hong Kong Golden Dragon Book Awards (GDBA) with her GDBA Committee. Passionate about... Read More →

Samson Choi

Academic Information Coordinator, King George V School
Mr. Samson Choi holds a master degree in Information Studies. He worked in a special library in Hong Kong and currently he works as Academic Information Coordinator in King George V School, an English School Foundation secondary school in Hong Kong. Mr. Choi served on the Hong Kong... Read More →

Friday March 8, 2019 2:30pm - 3:00pm +07

2:30pm +07

Living Library
A living library is a powerful event. It builds community by bringing in people to share their personal stories. Students understanding about humanity is deepened on a personal level. This workshop shares the nuts and bolts on how to organize and host a living library in your school.

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Catherine Buchanan

CI MS/US Library, Chadwick International

Friday March 8, 2019 2:30pm - 3:00pm +07