in collaboration with Swansea University’s Department of Education and Childhood Studies
Wednesday, 26 January 2022 - 19:00-20:30
About this event
Worldwide education has changed a lot over the past few decades. However, the results have not been nearly as positive and significant as had been expected. What has been missing is the most important factor in education: the learner.
This year’s annual lecture looks to bring the learner back to the centre of practice by discussing the significance of learner diversity, learner intention, and learner engagement in educational changes, particularly after the COVID-19 pandemic.
Hosted by critically acclaimed international thought leader, educator, and renowned author Professor Yong Zhao, this unmissable event will allow participants the opportunity to hear the latest best practice as well as pose their own questions to Professor Zhao himself.
About Professor Yong Zhao
Yong Zhao is a Foundation Distinguished Professor in the School of Education at the University of Kansas and a professor in Educational Leadership at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education in Australia.
Zhao’s early career included six years spent teaching English in China, before moving to the US, where he received his Masters in Education and PhD in the mid-90s. Since then, he has enjoyed a successful career in academia, practising at institutions across the US.
Known for his work focusing on the implications of globalization and technology on education, he is now one of the most influential education scholars. He’s published over 100 articles, 30 books and won numerous awards, including the Early Career Award from the American Educational Research Association.
Who should attend this event
This event is appropriate for all registrants and wider stakeholders with an interest in educational change and raising learner aspirations.
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