A  iTE

Leadership Series 

     for Principals and School Leaders

(CANCELLED) 6 February 2020


Professor Yong Zhao

Foundation Distinguished Professor

School of Education, University of Kansas, USA

Reach for Greatness:

Personalisable Education for All

- in-depth discussion with serving Principals and School Leaders

Date: February 6, 2020 (Thursday) (CANCELLED)

Time: 2:30pm-5:30pm

Venue: Main Campus of The University of Hong Kong

Medium of Instruction: English

Target Participants: Principals, vice principals, assistant principals and middle managers in kindergartens, primary and secondary schools

Fee: HK$350/participant

Quota: 30 participants (First come first served!)

About the Workshop

In this Workshop, Professor Zhao will call for paradigm shift in education.  He will bring extensive evidence to show that every child has both potential and need to become great. To help each and every child achieve his/her greatness, we need a different kind of education that focuses on enhancing the unique strengths and passion of each child. Education is to help each and every child discover and develop their strengths and passions with the goal to create value for others and the world. To do so, we need to make education personalisable by the child, instead of personalised for the child.

The following topics will be covered in this Workshop:

  1. Every child has the potential to become great;

  2. Every child has the need to become great;

  3. How our current education shortchanges our children’s potential;

  4. Actions we can take to help each child reach their own potential.

About the speaker

 Professor Yong Zhao is a Foundation Distinguished Professor in the School of Education at the University of Kansas, USA. He previously served as the Presidential Chair and Director of the Institute for Global and Online Education in the College of Education, University of Oregon, where he was also a Professor in the Department of Educational Measurement, Policy, and Leadership. Prior to Oregon, Professor Zhao was University Distinguished Professor at the College of Education, Michigan State University, where he also served as the founding director of the Centre for Teaching and Technology, Executive Director of the Confucius Institute, as well as the US-China Centre for Research on Educational Excellence. Professor Zhao’s works focus on the implications of globalisation and technology on education. He has published over 100 articles and 30 books, including Counting What Counts: Reframing Education Outcomes (2016), Never Send a Human to Do a Machine’s Job: Correcting Top 5 Ed Tech Mistakes (2015), Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Dragon: Why China has the Best (and Worst) Education System in the World (2014), Catching Up or Leading the Way: American Education in the Age of Globalisation (2009) and World Class Learners: Educating Creative and Entrepreneurial Students (2012).


For more information, please visit: http://zhaolearning.com.


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