Discussing the Theory and Practice of Propelling Class Reading Club from the Aspect of Knowledge Management


  • Shu-Hsi Hsieh
  • Sheng-Lung Li




In the 21st century, knowledge economy has been growing rapidly. In order to strengthen knowledge competitiveness and face the international competition of the new century, Taiwan should achieve the educational goal of lifelong learning, widely build up learning organizations, tend citizens who can learn through lives, and positively give impetus to whole people reading program. To meet the coming of learning society, knowledge management has become the key to tap the treasury of library-using education. Knowledge can be fully developed only by close sharing and intellectual interchange. Thus, it can diffuse effectively.

Reading and pursuing knowledge are the motive power of working out one’s potentialities and inciting creative thinking. “Knowledge is power” is a wise saying of Francis Bacon, a British philosopher. He also stated, “Histories make men wise; poets, witty; the mathematics, subtle; natural philosophy, deep; moral, grave; logic and rhetoric, able to contend.” This statement brings out very profound meanings. It verifies that reading can not only absorb the essence of books, but broaden one’s general knowledge. The Btitish Education Secretary, David Blunkett, said, “Turning the pages of a book is to open a window on the world. Books are the foundation on which other learning can be built.” The saying well indicates that reading is the communication between mind and mind. It is also a valuable secret of being vigorous and keeping away from loneliness.