The Singapore Experience

Investigating, Creating & Communicating

Being There ...

Masters in Education (Teacher Librarianship) through Charles Sturt University, Study Visit.


What We Did ...

  • visited
  • asked questions
  • looked at bigger picture
  • found a place for personal view and vision of libraries
  • looked at cultural expectations and points of similarity and differences


Places Visited ...

Connecting + Engaging + Harnessing + Voice + Vision

Vision

  • visible
  • articulated
  • used to base decisions on
  • "living"


Connecting

  • to and with students and faculty
  • through ICT and face to face --> purpose
  • "where the students are"
  • relationships


Engaging

  • students with each other and with the programs & services offered
  • with and through ICT
  • spaces, places, experiences, people
  • interacting with each other and with the spaces


Harnessing

  • the unknown ...
what if.....

how about ....

how could ....

how might .....

  • a sense of possibility
  • fluid ideas and directions

Voice

  • unique to each place/ college
  • shared --> 2 way: students/library/institution/faculty
  • explicit, visible


Investigating

  • formal and informal opportunities and places
  • tailored to students - stages in learning
  • purposeful places - whiteboard rooms and surfaces, study carousels, interactive rooms, games, media spaces, reading, talking, sharing, studying


Creating

  • examples of learning
  • evidence of learning
  • new ways to demonstrate understanding
  • practising
  • playing


Communicating

  • sharing
  • visible
  • "where the students are"
  • signposted
  • interactive


Thank you!

What spaces and places do you have in your room/ school for your students to
  • share
  • experiment
  • play
  • communicate their learning
  • investigate in a variety of ways
  • for a variety of purposes
  • create artefacts, examples, exhibits


What sorts of relationships do you have with your students


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