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    Can Chinese Schools be Creative? Jiang Xueqin

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    Date/Time


    Date(s) - 31/10/2019
    10:00 am - 11:30 am

    Venue


    Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
    荷兰驻华大使馆

    Address


    4 Liangmahe S Rd, Beijing, China
    亮马河南路4号 北京市朝阳区 100600,中国中国

    Phone


    010-8532 0200

    Website


    http://china.nlembassy.org

    Entrance Fee


    FCCC members free, non-members 100 RMB


    After 1949, the aim of China’s public school system was to ensure all students could read, write, and do math. The untold story is how successful this effort has been, and it succeeded in large part due to innovations in language pedagogy, teacher training, and assessment systems. But this same system is now hampering the teaching of creativity, which in turn is causing three major threats to the system — the irrelevance of the curriculum, the growing power of private schools, and the potential of AI to make teachers redundant.

    ABOUT THE SPEAKER

    Jiang Xueqin is a Beijing-based educator and writer. He advises Chinese schools on how to teach creativity, and he writes for a variety of Chinese and global media.He has spoken at the Global Education & Skills Forum (GESF) in Dubai, the World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) in Doha, the Learners’ Innovation Forum for Education (LIFE) in Beijing, and Educacao 360 in Rio de Janeiro. He sits on the selection committee of the Global Teacher Prize, the Pre-Jury for the WISE Awards, and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (RSA). From 2008 until 2012, he built and managed study abroad programs at two of China’s most prestigious public schools – Shenzhen Middle School and Peking University High School – to teach Chinese students creativity, critical thinking, and global citizenship. In April 2014, Mr. Jiang published Creative China, which discusses his education reform efforts. Mr. Jiang graduated with distinction in English literature from Yale College in 1999.

    Date: Thursday 31 October, 2019
    Time: 10-11.30am
    Location: Embassy of the Netherlands
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