march, 2016

10mar6:15 pm- 8:30 pmCounting what counts: what makes a world-class education?A free public lecture from UON's School of Edcuation


Event Details

What skills should educators be focusing on in an increasingly globalised and technology-driven world? Is more testing the answer?

Yong Zhao, Associate Dean for Global Education and Professor of Educational Methodology, Policy and Leadership at the University of Oregon argues that an overemphasis on high-stakes testing is a flawed approach.

School systems should instead be fostering in students the creativity, entrepreneurialism, motivations and social skills that they will require as the innovators of the future; skills that can’t necessarily be measured by tests.

In this free public lecture, Zhao will explore the academic and non-academic qualities that are essential to long-term educational outcomes, what makes a world-class education and share his vision for reframing education for the 21st century.

Registration to this free public lecture is essential.

Presented by the Faculty of Education and Arts, the Centre of Excellence for Equity in Higher Education, and the School of Education as part of the Global Learning Equity Network launch.

Yong Zhao will also be the keynote speaker at the Reframing Teacher Education for Learning Equity symposium to be held on Friday March 11th, 2016.



(Thursday) 6:15 pm - 8:30 pm


Great Hall, University of Newcastle

University Drive, Callaghan NSW


School of Education

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