Monday, March 09, 2015

World Class Learners

"The true 21st century education model should be one that's called the entrepreneur oriented model. We want to enhance every child's strengths not fix a deficit, but all of this has to happen in a globalized context. We live in a globalized world, our children have to become globally competent, entrepreneurial and creative."
Dr. Yong Zhao is an internationally known scholar, author, and speaker. His works focus on the implications of globalization and technology on education. He has designed schools that cultivate global competence, developed computer games for language learning, and founded research and development institutions to explore innovative education models. He has published over 100 articles and 20 books, including Catching Up or Leading the Way: American Education in the Age of Globalization and World Class Learners: Educating Creative and Entrepreneurial Students. He currently serves as the Presidential Chair and Director of the Institute for Global and Online Education in the College of Education, University of Oregon, where he is also a Professor in the Department of Educational Measurement, Policy, and Leadership. Very interesting.
-- Watch No Child Left Behind and Global Competitiveness

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