Reflecting on reflection

There are problems with reflection. Seeped in the IB tradition, first through my children and now as an educator, I know that no matter how well it’s disguised or re-engineered most students do not like reflection. In my own children, the response to me asking them about the reflection process resulted in one saying, “it’s over, let’s move on and what difference will the reflection … Continue reading Reflecting on reflection

In finding the middle way

I recently read a beautifully illustrated version of “The Emperor’s new Clothes” with my Grade 2 classes during their library period. I can’t but help feeling like that little boy all the time, first astonished and puzzled whether I’m the only one to notice that there are no clothes, then worried that my vision is inadequate to see, and then when I shout out “the … Continue reading In finding the middle way

State of School Librarianship – Selected Asian Countries

Four of the speakers at the International Conference on School Librarianship of Asian Countries spoke about the “State of School Librarianship” in their relevant areas: James Henri – Australia Patrick Lo – Hong Kong, Shanghai, South Korea, Taipei and Japan Jong Sung Kim – South Korea Chao-chen Chen – Taiwan Since you are all perfectly capable of reading the presentations I am not going to … Continue reading State of School Librarianship – Selected Asian Countries

Design – Space, Thinking and Time (4)

September literally flew by, and I’m at the point of finishing up my final assessment for this course, and working on my critical reflection.  But first I wanted to critically reflect on where I was in my own library space. I’m expanding the LibGuides to better resource our curriculum and to supplement the gaps in the curriculum.  Because only I know how to use them, the … Continue reading Design – Space, Thinking and Time (4)

Assignment 3: Evaluative Report

Part 1: Online Learning Journal A separate tab for the Online Learning Journal (OLJ) was created on my blog: Informative Flights where readings and learning activities were documented throughout the session from 30 October 2013 to 26 January 2014.  Part 2: Evaluative Report During the semester many of the learning activities were interesting and eye-opening.  Prior to commencing INF506 I had considered myself to be … Continue reading Assignment 3: Evaluative Report