The BC Research Libraries Group is proud to present

Philip Kent

**ARCHIVED WEBCAST**

University Librarian, University of Melbourne

who will be speaking about

Challenges for the Research Library in the 21st Century

 Vancouver

September 20 2013, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Dodson Room [Room 302], Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, University of British Columbia

 

What are the challenges for the library in serving a research-intensive university in the 21st century? Join innovator Philip Kent, University Librarian at the University of Melbourne, who will share insights gleaned from leading university libraries around the world. He will also draw on his experience leading the library at the University of Melbourne, which consistently appears as the highest scoring Australian university in international rankings.

 

About the Speaker:

Philip G Kent is the University Librarian at The University of Melbourne. He commenced at the University in March 2009following an extensive career in universities and CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency. Philip joined Melbourne at an important time. Following the Information Futures Commission and the development of a 10 year information strategy for the University, the Library is being reinvigorated under his leadership. Its history as a repository of vital research and cultural collections remains central to the role of the Library. A number of significant cultural collections including the University Archives, the largest non-government archive in Australia and the Grainger Museum also fall under Philip’s leadership. In addition the Library is developing innovative learning spaces to support the Learning and Teaching strategies of the University as well as providing appropriate technologies to support student learning. Melbourne has a prestigious pedigree as one of Australia’s top research universities. Consequently Library support for the University’s research, e-research and e-scholarship, research training and research data management agendas is a high priority.

 

 

 

Open Education has come of age. The tiny movement that began in the late 1990s as a desire to increase access to educational opportunity has blossomed into requirements in national grant programs, key strategies in state legislatures and offices of education, content sharing initiatives at hundreds of universities and high schools, and a wide range of innovation and entrepreneurship in both the commercial and nonprofit sectors.

For over a decade the focus of the open education community has been on open educational resources. As we celebrate the success of that work the Open Education 2012 Conference will also lay out a road map for the next decade where open education moves beyond content.

OpenEd12, the ninth annual Open Education Conference, will frame the conversation about the future of open education. Come be part of the discussion – we need your energy, brains, passion, and dedication!

Join us for the “annual reunion of the open education family,” spanning three stimulating days in Vancouver, BC, October 16-18.

~from the Open Education: Beyond Content Website. Further information and registration here

The B.C. Ministry of Education plans to overhaul the Kindergarten to Grade 12 curriculum, with a focus on thinking, ideas, and concepts over facts.  See BC’s Curriculum Transformation discussion paper here

Full Vancouver Sun article here

By Janet Steffenhagen, Vancouver Sun September 4, 2012

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Read Janet Steffenhagen’s comments on the Ministry of Education’s re-assessment of grades K-12 education. 

Full article here.

Vancouver Sun article by Janet Steffenhagen, August 21, 2012. 11:11 am • Section: Report Card

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Children’s Literature in the Classroom: Engaging Lifelong Readers

“Many reading programs today overlook an essential component of literacy instruction—helping children develop an enduring love of reading. This authoritative and accessible guide provides a wealth of ideas for incorporating high-quality children’s books of all kinds into K-6 classrooms. “

~from the Publisher’s website

Author profile here.

UBC Library Holdings Information here.

Check out the Education Library’s new addition to the dvd collection: Why Reading Matters. A BBC 4 Production.

“Science writer Rita Carter tells the story of how modern neuroscience has revealed that reading, something most of us take for granted, unlocks remarkable powers. Carter explains how the classic novel Wuthering Heights allows us to step inside other minds and understand the world from different points of view, and she wonders whether the new digital revolution could threaten the values of classic reading.”

 ~text from the publisher’s website. Publisher’s information here.
 

UBC Library Holdings information here.

See Tiffany Poirier’s website about The Personalized Learning Movement: an new approach for teaching and enriching students’ learning experience.

Philosophy of Personalized Learning here.

Tiffany Poirier is an award-winning teacher, published children’s book author-illustrator and educational writer, with areas of specialty in gifted education, philosophy for children, and creativity.  Sought after as a curriculum designer, speaker and staff developer, Tiffany has led numerous well-attended workshops and speaking engagements, including a presentation at an international conference.

She was named as an exceptional alumnus by both of the universities from which she holds degrees, with her unique teaching contributions written about on the UBC Education website and in the UVic alumni magazine.  Tiffany joined the teaching profession in 2006.

~text from The Personalized Learning website.

UBC Library Holdings Information of Tiffany’s children’s book here.

Read the latest on The Roots of Empathy: the Ministry of Children and Family Development and the Ministry of Education’s program to teach compassion and empathy to youth and children in British Columbia.

Full article from the Province of British Columbia website here.

Read The Vancouver Sun’s article about innovative enriched education for young students in British Columbia. Full article here.

By Janet Steffenhagen, Vancouver Sun June 5, 2012

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Read The Tyee’s post about Rip! A Remix Manifesto! : a documentary exploring issues regarding copyright, the media, piracy, intellectual property, and freedom of expression. A related article by Micheal Geist about copyright in Canada here.

National Film Board of Canada film credits and information here.

UBC Library Holdings information here.

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