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FreshEd #197 – COVID-19 as an opportunity for educational change (Yong Zhao)


Hi FreshEd Listeners. We’re on holiday for the month of August. We’ll be back in September with new episodes, including the next round of Flux. I’ve already listened to a few rough cuts and they’re going to be great.While we’re away, please send us your recommendations for future guests as well as consider donating to FreshEd to keep independent media alive. FreshEd is nothing without you. Thanks for all your support and I’ll be back in September!https://freshedpodcast.com/contact-2/--There’s an urban legend that Winston Churchill, near the end of World War II, once said “never let a good crisis go to waste.” President Obama’s chief of staff, Rahman Emanuel, certainly said similar words in 2009 after the Global Financial Crisis. Is the crisis in education today caused by the coronavirus an opportunity to make lasting and positive change? How can we be sure not to waste this moment by returning to normal?Yong Zhao joins me to talk about educational change in the time of COVID-19. He argues that we must change the “yes, but” attitude to a “yes, and” collaborative approach. We must be innovative and work together to redesign education systems into something new. He’s hoping to see more self-directed learning emerge out of this crisis as well as a shift towards the humanities and philosophy.Yong Zhao is a Foundation Distinguished Professor in the School of Education at the University of Kansas. His newest book is entitled Teaching Students to Become Self-Determined Learners (ASCD, 2020).www.freshedpodcast.com/yongzhao-2/--Get in touch!Twitter: @FreshEdpodcastFacebook: FreshEdEmail: info@freshedpodcast.comSupport FreshEd: www.freshedpodcast.com/support/


14 Aug 2022

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S2, E3: Creativity in Education with Professor Yong Zhao

Accelerating Change - A Conversation About The Future

Professor Yong Zhao is a Foundation Distinguished Professor in the School of Education at the University of Kansas and a professor in Educational Leadership at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education in Australia. He has published over 100 articles and 30 books focussing on the implications of globalisation and technology on education.Yong believes that the education system is outdated and the focus ought to be on giving students the autonomy to take control of their learning.Yong’s hope for the future of education:“I really hope that students can be treated as human beings when they come to school; that is, they have passion, intention, they are nurtured as learners, and they want to be creative - and schools ought to respect that. To understand that we don’t get students ready for the future, we get them ready to create the future.”Yong ZhaoJoin us for this episode where Paul, Gabrielle, and Yong dive into what the education industry needs and how creativity plays a role in educating young people.Further ReadingBOOKS/ARTICLES MENTIONED:"World Class Learners" by Yong Zhao"Learning for Uncertainty" by G. Williamson McDiarmid and Yong Zhao "Democratising Creative Educational Experiences" by Ronald A Beghetto and Yong ZhaoORGANISATIONS MENTIONED:American Educational Research Association – Review of Educational Research TABLE OF CONTENTS1:32 Why do we need to educate with creativity and entrepreneurial thinking in mind?3:50 What has changed in education in the last ten years?5:55 What would you say to the Minister for Education?10:00 Do you think creativity can be taught?14:31 How do we go about teaching creativity in schools?30:00 Giving students more control and Interdisciplinary Study Time34:25 Entrepreneurship in educationCan you measure creativity?39:40 What is your hope for the future of education? CONNECT WITH PAUL BROWNINGVisit >> www.acceleratingchange.com.auLinkedIn >> https://www.linkedin.com/in/pauldbrowning/CONNECT WITH GABRIELLE KEMPTON Visit >> https://realmsofthinking.com.au/ CONNECT WITH YONG ZHAOLinkedIn >> https://www.linkedin.com/in/jason-pallant/Twitter >> @YongZhaoEd#education #creativity #futureofeducation


2 Jun 2022

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S02E11 w/ Yong Zhao: A look at Three Amazing Books

Signature Leadership Podcast by Knowledgehook

In today’s episode, we have the privilege of hearing from Yong Zhao, a force in education academia over the past few decades. Yong Zhao has written a variety of books on education and education reform. The titles and contents are both enticing and provocative, and they provide the perfect entry point for a fascinating discussion. This is an opportunity to learn about Yong Zhao’s most recent books and to discover the common themes (and differences) that emerge across all three.For more opportunities to learn from Yong and other thought leaders in education and beyond, check out the Knowledgehook Signature Leadership Portal at www.knowledgehook.com/leadership.


2 Jun 2022

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Leaders Lounge - 4.05 - Student Panel with Prof Yong Zhao, Margot Foster & Sophie Murphy

The Australian Leaders Lounge

Students from Victoria and South Australia share their insights into student agency and more in a panel discussion facilitated by Margot Foster, Sophie Murphy and Prof Yong Zhao; at the ACEL 2021 National Conference.Support the show


3 Apr 2022

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March 4 2022 - Episode 82 - Yong Zhao

Ignite EdTech Podcast

March 4 2022 - Episode 82The Ignite EdTech Podcast with @mrkempnz1. Introduction2. Question for you - Conference and Events - What is your ideal experience?3. EdTech Tool of the Week - GoBubble4. EdTech Tip of the Week - Parent Education with EdTech5. Interview with Yong Zhao6. Win a prize by going to bit.ly/edtechwin and completing the short form7. Subscribe, Rate and ShareIf you have a question that you want answered on the podcast please emailinfo@igniteedtech.comConnect with Mark Quinn here or via email markquinn9129@gmail.com Links from PodcastYong on TwitterYong on LinkedIn Yong's Course on EduSpark --> A Conversation with Professor Yong ZhaoYong's Website and ResearchYong's BookSilver Linings for Learning TV Show


3 Mar 2022

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Professor Yong Zhao wants to liberate students from the borders of learning

Sentral Station

Yong Zhao is a Federation Distinguished Professor in the school of education at the university of Kansas and a professor in educational leadership at the Melbourne graduate school of education. He's published many books, articles and papers and is quite outspoken on ways to avoid looking to the past, and instead looking to the future for ways to improve education. Yong joined me on the podcast in July 2021, and it's great to have him back on the show in the lead up to the 2022 Sydney Morning Herald Schools Summit, where he'll be giving a keynote address.Yong's theme this year? Learners without borders: new conditions of learning and teachingI caught up with Yong before the summit to dive into some of the ideas he'll be presenting on. Like last time, Yong brings inspirational thinking to the challenges facing education, and he does so with passion and good humour. Given that we've all had to become a lot more comfortable about staying within our borders during the last 2 years, I started by asking, just exactly which borders was he talking about when it comes to education...and how far do they extend?For more information about Yong Zhao's work, visit the website.http://www.zhaolearning.comThis podcast is brought to you by Sentral. To find out more, visit https://www.sentral.com.au--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/sentralstation/message


17 Feb 2022

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Ken Kay and Yong Zhao on Beyond the Portrait of a Graduate

Getting Smart Podcast

This episode of the Getting Smart Podcast is sponsored by GettingSmart.com where we recently ran a related post called So You Designed a Profile of a Graduate, Now What? On this episode of the Getting Smart Podcast Tom Vander Ark is joined by Ken Kay, founder of Partnership for 21st Century Skills, leading advocate of the 4C’s and its successor EdLeader 21, and co-author of Redefining Student Success, featured on an August episode of the Getting Smart Podcast. We are also joined by Dr. Yong Zhao, a Foundation Distinguished Professor in the School of Education at the University of Kansas and a professor in Educational Leadership at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education in Australia. He is also the author of the new book Learners Without Borders: New Learning Pathways for All Students. Let’s listen in as they discuss Portrait of a Graduate, learning pathways and more. 


28 Jan 2022

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We learn to solve problems, we solve problems to learn (ft. Yong Zhao, Ph.D.)

Coconut Thinking

In this episode, I speak to Yong Zhao, Foundations Distinguished Professor in the School of Education with an appointment in the School of Business at the University of Kansas. He is also the Global Chair Professor of Education at East China Normal University, a global chair professor at the University of Bath in the U.K., and a Professorial Fellow at the Mitchell Institute for Education Policy at Victoria University, Australia.Yong Zhao has published over 100 articles and 30 books, including Reach for Greatness: Personalizable Education for all Children (2018), Counting What Counts: Reframing Education Outcomes(2016), and Never Send a Human to Do a Machine's Job: Correcting Top 5 Ed Tech Mistakes (2015).In this episode, we discuss: The need to cultivate every child's uniqueness and define success based on that uniqueness, not some external standard;How to convert our uniqueness into valuable contributions, which doesn't happen in most school systems—contributions go beyond compliance; How Entrepreneurial Product-Oriented Learning is the specificity that that might take PBL farther and deeper.If you like this episode, subscribe, leave us a rating and check us out on www.coconut-thinking.design.


22 Nov 2021

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#188- Learners Without Boarders with Dr. Yong Zhao

Run Your Life Show With Andy Vasily

In this conversation, Dr. Yong Zhao and I unpacked many different layers of his life and his work. However, we devote much of this episode discussing his latest book Learners Without Boarders-New Learning Pathways For All Students which was published in July 2021. Dr. Zhao has written more than 20 books and has spoken and presented in many countries around the world and is widely recognized as one of the most influential education scholars. It was a pleasure to have this conversation with Dr. Zhao and I hope that anyone listening will benefit from hearing about his work and research. Dr. Zhao's BioYong Zhao is a Foundation Distinguished Professor in the School of Education at the University of Kansas and a professor in Educational Leadership at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education in Australia. He previously served as the Presidential Chair, Associate Dean, and Director of the Institute for Global and Online Education in the College of Education, University of Oregon, where he was also a Professor in the Department of Educational Measurement, Policy, and Leadership. Prior to Oregon, Yong Zhao was University Distinguished Professor at the College of Education, Michigan State University, where he also served as the founding director of the Center for Teaching and Technology, executive director of the Confucius Institute, as well as the US-China Center for Research on Educational Excellence. He is an elected member of the National Academy of Education and a fellow of the International Academy of Education.Yong Zhao has received numerous awards including the Early Career Award from the American Educational Research Association, Outstanding Public Educator from Horace Mann League of USA, and Distinguished Achievement Award in Professional Development from the Association of Education Publishers. He has been recognized as one of the most influential education scholars.Zhao was born in China’s Sichuan Province. He received his B.A. in English Language Education from Sichuan Institute of Foreign Languages in Chongqing, China in 1986. After teaching English in China for six years, he came to Linfield College as a visiting scholar in 1992. He then began his graduate studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1993. He received his masters in Education in 1994 and Ph.D. in 1996. He joined the faculty at MSU in 1996 after working as the Language Center Coordinator at Willamette University and a language specialist at Hamilton College.Connect with Dr. ZhaoTwitter: https://twitter.com/YongZhaoEdWebsite: http://zhaolearning.com/Dr. Zhao most recent book Learners Without Boarders can be found here: https://www.amazon.com/Learners-Without-Borders-Learning-Pathways/dp/1506377351


27 Aug 2021

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“We need to be smarter than pigs!” - A Conversation with Yong Zhao

Free Range Humans

In this week's episode, Rod and Jal are joined by Yong Zhao, a Foundation Distinguished Professor in the School of Education at the University of Kansas, and a professor in Educational Leadership at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education in Australia. Yong has published numerous articles and over thirty books to date!Throughout the conversation topics include problems with the Chinese approach to education; issues with assessment methods; what sparks will be needed to really shift the "grammar" of schooling; "crazy" ideas that have come from the COVID era and what may stick; how we can  encourage students to liberate themselves; and finally, discussing the intelligence of pigs.http://www.deeperlearningdozen.org


29 Jul 2021