Dr Yong Zhao

Counting What Counts: Education Outcomes that Matter

Professor, University of Oregon & Mitchell Professorial Fellow, Victoria University

Yong Zhao 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. He is also a professorial fellow at the Mitchell Institute for Health and Education Policy, Victoria University, Australia.

ABSTRACT: In this presentation, Professor Yong Zhao discusses how technology and globalization have redefined the value of human knowledge, skills, and qualities. As automation and globalization make traditional lines of jobs disappear, traditionally valued knowledge, skills, and qualities are losing their relevance while new knowledge, skills, and qualities are required to succeed in the new age. Consequently, we must reconsider the value of educational outcomes that have driven school curriculum, pedagogy, and assessment – and the spaces where learning takes place

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