What Matters: Effects and Side Effects of Education
Date: Saturday, 7 September 2019
Time: 9:00am - 10:30am
Venue: Quarry Bay School, 6 Hau Yuen Path, Braemar Hill, North Point, Hong Kong
Fee: Free of charge
Requirement: ESF parents only

All parents want an excellent education for their children, but what makes an excellent education can be confusing because of the many competing educational outcomes. For example, direct instruction may improve students' short-term test scores but can decrease children's creativity. Some practices that lead to good academic outcomes can result in damaging effects on student's social-emotional wellbeing.

In this presentation, Professor Yong Zhao discusses why and how different models of education may help or hurt different outcomes so that parents can make more informed choices because some outcomes can matter more in life than others.


Yong Zhao is a Foundation Distinguished Professor in the School of Education at the University of Kansas. He is also a professorial fellow at the Mitchell Institute for Health and Education Policy, Victoria University in Australia and Global Chair in Education at East China Normal University. He previously served as the Presidential Chair 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.

* Registration will be closed on Wednesday 4 September 2019

** Seats are limited. Registration is on a first-come-first-served basis

Remarks: Parking is not available at school campus
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