Acclaimed scholar and author Dr. Yong Zhao will speak at Punahou School on Monday, Dec. 3, 2012, in a presentation that is free and open to the public. Zhao, whose work focuses on the implications of globalization and technology in education, will speak from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Luke Lecture Hall at Wo International Center on campus.
Zhao, whose most recent book is “World Class Learners: Educating Creative and Entrepreneurial Students,” is the presidential chair and associate dean for global education in the University of Oregon’s College of Education. He also is the university’s Weinman Professor of Technology and a professor in the Department of Educational Measurement, Policy and Leadership.
The author of 20 books and more than 100 articles, Zhao proposes a paradigm shift in education aimed at cultivating globally competent, diverse, creative and entrepreneurial talents. 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, asserting that massive changes brought about by population growth, technology and globalization demand this new approach.
Hear Zhao’s views about the potential of entrepreneur-oriented education as the mainstream for all children, in an evening that is sure to spark thoughtful discussion at Punahou and throughout the broader community.
Zhao’s talk is part of Punahou’s Innovation Series, presented by the School’s Institute for Teaching, Learning and Instructional Innovation, in conjunction with Wo International Center’s Luke Distinguished Lecture Series.