Title: KM Talk: The 21st Century Learner
Date & Time: Thursday, 31 March 2016, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (Registration starts at 5:30 PM)
Venue: Lifelong Learning Institute,
Training room 1-2,
11 Eunos Road 8,
iKMS Members : free
Non members : S$50.00
No show charge (members and non-members) : S$50.00
The 21st Century is special because today, we question many assumptions that have guided the way we thought and acted for many generations. An example of such an assumption is the equation we have taken for granted, learning = earning. Today, this equation may no longer hold. This talk will focus on the characteristics of the 21st century learner. The content knowledge he must learn, but more importantly, the learning and innovation skills that he must master.
The environment of today is characterised by (1) ready access to a super-abundance of information; (2) rapid evolution in technological tools; and (3) the ability to make contributions on an unprecedented scale. Individuals must have the information competence to evaluate information critically, the ability to learn and unlearn flexibly, and synthesise information to be powerful agents of influence. The 4 Cs, namely, creativity, critical thinking, communication, and collaboration that are necessary for the knowledge worker of today to deal with such an environment will be discussed.
About the Presenter
Dr Lee Chu Keong is the programme director of the Master of Science (Knowledge Management) programme offered by the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. A chemical engineer by training, he furthered his studies in the areas of information science and knowledge management. In addition to NTU, he has also held teaching positions at Singapore and Temasek Polytechnics. His current teaching assignments include graduate courses in the areas of knowledge management, business information services, and special libraries.
Dr Lee is an avid reader, an energetic presenter, a lifelong learner, and an enthusiastic user of social networking sites. He is the founder of openlysolved.org and mathematics-dl.org.
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